Trainer Ufuk Sarıca, who played the finals in Europe twice before for his team in Pınar Karşıyaka, which is preparing for the new season in the ING Basketball Super League and FIBA Champions League, and was blocked by the coronavirus pandemic on the way to the final once, drew the route. Sarıca, who made the club experience historical success in basketball, said, “We have a dream about the European cup. We want to be the owner of the cup in the next final.”
Ufuk Sarıca, who played with Pınar Karşıyaka in the FIBA Eurochallenge in 2013 and in the FIBA Champions League final last season, and who was in the FIBA Europe Cup in 2020, regretting the cancellation of the organization due to the coronavirus pandemic, explained the road map in Europe this season, He evaluated his opponents in the Champions League.
Stating that it was very important for them to play the final last season, Sarıca said, “It is not easy to make it to the final this season, but we will do our best for it. The first group matches are important. The season is starting, but there will be matches where the pieces of the team are not quite settled yet, there will be difficult matches. But in the end, we want to pass these places with the least blood loss and beat the first group. Hapoel Jerusalem, which is in our group, is a team that invests every year. Manresa is the Spanish school, Arged Bmslam Stal is the champion of the Polish League. They are not rivals to be taken lightly. The first goal is to beat this group. , then the primary goal we set at the beginning of the season is to be able to make the Final Four by making it to the last 8. As always, a team that fights to the last ball and fights with the unity and solidarity of the team in every field will be on the field. It is great for us to have fans this season as well. enthusiasm will be a big plus,” he said.
KEEPING IN FORM
Ufuk Sarıca, who stated that they continued their pre-season friendly matches in Pınar Karşıyaka, which recently won the Aegean Cup, and that they were not one hundred percent ready both in terms of form and organization, said, “We are putting 7-8 new players into the team. The biggest difference is a different longevity. We’re going to play with a player. We tell our players what we want. We are working on how we should play, and we make our players know us better. I can say that we are a team with high energy and capacity for the preparation period. We have more issues to deal with. M’Baye has just come back from injury. “The continuation of Blackmon’s injury has been our problems at the beginning of the season. I can say that we will be in a better situation until the season starts,” he said.