Frutti Extra Bursaspor President Sezer Sezgin said, “We will play against teams that have been fighting in this arena for years. Our job is difficult, we want to finish the group stage as well as possible.” Head coach Dusan Alimpijevic also called out to the fans and asked them to keep their feet firmly on the ground.
President Sezer Sezgin and Head Coach Dusan Alimpijevic made statements in Frutti Extra Bursaspor, which will compete in EuroCup for the second time this season. Mentioning that they formed a good team by acting quickly with a suitable budget, Chairman Sezer Sezgin noted that they have a goal of playing in Europe and they have achieved this goal. In his statement, Chairman Sezgin said, “There are European school teams in the group that are very difficult and have high budgets. We will play against teams that have been fighting in this arena for years. Our job is difficult, we want to finish the group stage as well as possible. “We should not lose our strength. We expect our fans to support us under all circumstances during this difficult process. I will make statements about the team budget and the organization in the next week.”
Also touching on Bursaspor football team, President Sezgin said, “I wish our football team a successful season with the new management. I hope our flagship Bursaspor Football Team will return to the Super League this season it deserves.”
Head coach Alimpijevic shared his views on his goals and the upcoming season. “First of all, I ask our fans to keep our feet on the ground,” Alimpijevic said:
“As you can see, we entered the draw from bag 9. We will fight like never before and die on the field if necessary and try to repay the love we have been given. There are teams in the group that have played in the EuroLeague before and have serious budgets. The goal of some of these teams is to win the EuroCup and win the EuroLeague again. We know what it means to our community and our team to fight here, and we want to go as far as we can in this cup. We have an advantage because we completed the transfer window early. We think we signed with the best players we could sign. We want to continue in this cup by being realistic and keeping our feet on the ground. This year “We need our fans so much because without a supporter’s strength we are almost nothing, but with our fans we can achieve a lot. Like last year, they did the hard thing and supported us during the difficult period, it is easy to support us when we win, but we believe that they will support us when we enter a bad period this year.”
Frutti Extra Bursaspor; In EuroCup Group B, Valencia Basket, Promitehas Patras, Gran Canaria, Buducnost VOLI Podgorica, Virtus Segafredo Bologna, Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana, Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse, Ratiopharm Ulm, Umana Reyer faced Venice.
The rivals of Frutti Extra Bursaspor, which will compete in the EuroCup, have been determined. According to the status, teams will play 18 matches in two halves in groups of 10, and the top 8 will go to the TOP 16.
Gürkan DURAL/ BURSA, (DHA)