Bobrovsky Hails "Complete" Gambrinus, Ratgeber Expresses Disappointment

31.01.2007

Gambrinus Sika Brno coach Jan Bobrovsky believes his team is now operating perfectly as a collective unit after they romped to victory over MiZo Pecs on Tuesday night.

Gambrinus were utterly dominant in an 80-47 demolition of MiZo in the opening game of their EuroLeague Women Eighth-Final play-off.

Zuzana Zirková (Gambrinus Sika Brno)
Zuzana Zirková had 14 points and four assists for Gambrinus.
Led by 19 points from Eva Viteckova, the defending champions were ruthless as they eased to victory in front of their home fans in the first game of the tie.

"I am happy we won but I am very satisfied with our performance today as well," Bobrovsky told www.basket.idnes.cz after the game.

"We played very well defensively - especially in the second half. Our players showed a better and better shape and our co-operation with each other has finally come together."

The coach also admitted that MiZo did not put up too much of a fight.

"I do not think our opponent did not give 100%. But I can say they did not fight for the win today," added Bobrovsky.

His opposite number, Laszlo Ratgeber was full of praise for Gambrinus and acknowledged his team were outplayed on the night.

"I am very disappointed," he said.

"Brno played much better than my team. They played very quickly and they fully dominated the game - especially in the second half."

"We don't have enough players who can score a  basket. Fortunately, it is not important if you lose a  game in play off by 33 points or 1 point," added Ratgeber.

The two teams now move to Pecs for game two on February 2, where MiZo will be looking to force a deciding game three.


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