Within 13. The A-1 league Cedevita will be visiting the GKK Šibenik on Tuesday at 18, and the team will be led by coach Danijel Lutz.
Sibenik currently has a ratio of 9-3. This is a team that has a few former ABA League players, who could still find a place in the club's roster in the regional league today. Šibenčani are particularly dangerous on their field, led by Miralem Halilović with 16.5 points, 6.6 jumps and 3.3 assists, and Ivo Ivanov with 14.8 points, 5.2 jumps and 2.3 assists per match.
"We know who we are playing with. Sibenik is one of the top three teams at this time. This is a team that is from the start together, are extremely aggressive, well covered in all positions and as such tend to work great series through aggression. Especially having centers that are 'undersized', but they are extremely aggressive. Any team that does not play smart against them is sentenced to a great defeat, and we have to respond to their aggression in the first place, "said coach Cedevita Danijel Lutz.
Given that some players are missing, Lutz will have to join the team to join a few players from the squad that Veljko Mršić coach plays with ABA and Eurocup.
"There will certainly be a combined mix, as Ramljak, Mikšić and Hopson, who have gastric flux, out of the team. From this combination of players we will try to make a team that will have a head and tail. "
By the way, Sibenik are in great advantage.
"We need to be aware that we did not have any preparation for the game, given the responsibilities of our first team. We will fill in a roster with several players, but given that Šibenik's extremely specific team will practically just go through what they are doing and how our players will accept it will really focus the match. Sibenik will have an advantage at the start, which is tactical preparation and diligence with respect to us, but I believe in our quality. "
The good news is that the players at the U-18 European Championship returned to Croatia (Lovro Buljević, Darko Bajo and Luka Barišić played for Croatia and Djanan Musa for BiH).
"Those players will be with us in the roster, but also after the championship they practically did not have the training and they needed their vacation," Lutz added.