Basketball player Zaitsev believes that it will be difficult for UNICS to defend the champion title in the new season

Defender UNICS Vyacheslav Zaitsev after the defeat of “Nizhny Novgorod Pari” in the quarterfinals of the United League Super Cup, he told that the opponent managed to thoroughly analyze the match of the Kazan team after two friendly matches between the teams in September.

UNICS lost to Paris Nizhny Novgorod in the quarterfinals of the United League Super Cup on Friday with a score of 82:86. Last season, the Kazan team became the national champion.

— The result of this match is not very important? The most important thing is the performance of the season?

– Well, these are also very important games. We played our third match against Paris Nizhny Novgorod this month. We knew how they were going to play. But they were also well prepared and, unfortunately…

— And avenged two defeats in previous friendly matches?

– You can say it.

“Did they outplay you tactically?

“They settled us well.” Maybe tactically, maybe physically, they were better. Maybe they really wanted to win. We also really wanted to win, but it happened like this.

— Who do you want to play with in the match for 5th to 7th place in the Super Cup?

“It doesn’t matter who we meet. »We will try to win so that we can go to Kazan in a more or less good atmosphere.

The champion player also emphasized that it will not be easy for UNICS to defend the title, but the team will do everything possible to defend it.

— They say that defending a title is always more difficult than winning it. Will it be difficult to do this?

— Of course, all rivals are doubly focused on the champion team. It is clear that defending the title will be more difficult. But we will naturally try to protect it.

— This summer, you signed a new contract with UNICS. Have there been any offers from other teams?

— Yes, there were offers, but I wanted to stay in the champion team. UNICS offered and I stayed,” Zaitsev told .

Watch live broadcasts of the VTB United League Super Cup matches on the TV channels of the Match holding and on the websites and

Source : MatchTV

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