Belov Predicts Difficult Clash

27 February 2004

Sergei Belov, the legendary Russian player who is now coach of Ural-Great, expects FIBA Europe League quarter-final opponents Strauss Iscar Nahariya to pose a formidable challenge for his side.

But his main concern is making sure the Perm outfit is ready to play.

"I worry about the form of my team and not the next rivals," Belov said.

As for the Nahariya club, he said: "It's difficult for me to say anything about them.

"Only one thing is clear - the games will be difficult. Israel clubs are of high level. They have good discipline."

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