Luke Sikma does not even attempt to deny the Obvious. "We would lie to ourselves if we say that we have Valencia in the back of the head," says the newly crowned Eurocup player of the season. Valencia, the opponent in the on Tuesday with an away game beginning final series, is ubiquitous around the Team of Alba Berlin. The Fans are eagerly awaiting the finals, the club officials are in the midst of the elaborate preparations – only the professionals themselves make every effort to not look too far in the future.
Because in front of Valencia in Berlin on Saturday for the first time to guest in Crailsheim (20.30 clock, live at Magenta sports) and the promoted team from the 30,000-inhabitant town in Baden-Württemberg probably not wrong, if one refers to this as quite a contrast. Here's the third largest city in Spain, the Eurocup record winner and the Chance for Alba to the biggest success in the club's history. Since Crailsheim, table 15. the League, in the home also take time cattle auctions. "The game is a classic case of," says Sikma. "We need to focus on Saturday and do not want to travel with a defeat to Valencia."
in addition to the mental component, with a view to the final the game against Crailsheim is also pure in a table is important. "We are not in the BBL in a particularly good Position," says coach Aito Garcia Reneses. Alba has games still have some catch-up in the back of your hand, is currently only the Fourth. "We need to finish the main round as well as possible, in order to have a good Chance for the Play-offs," warns Reneses.More about
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With the recent two Wins against Bamberg and Ulm enough for the Berliners have made in this regard, a step forward. The game on Saturday is the third in the Bundesliga in a row, such a long series, had Alba in this by the triple burden of fragmented season. "In the meantime, it occurred to me that, as we would not have played week long BBL," says Joshiko Saibou, who has played in 2014/15, even a season for the ascenders. Despite the Multiple stresses it is Alba's claim to win every game, says Saibou. "Then we can think about Valencia."