Stefanos Dedas: We are proud of this title and we need to give credit to Akademik
29-04-2021 | 22:56Hapoel Holon is the winner of Delasport Balkan League season 2020/2021. After his team defeated Akademik Plovdiv in a great final, the head coach Stefanos Dedas had this to say right after the ceremony was over:
"We are proud to add one more title to this club. It was a veri difficult competition. Perhaps FIBA Europe Cup has a better reputation but in the Balkan League played all the Israeli top teams, except Maccabi, so the path was not easy with Eilat, Ness Ziona, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Hapoel Galil and also in the final. The match against Akademik was very difficult and we have to give credit to them.
We didn't underestimate them. We watched video, we worked a lot but we had some problems as some player were going to the physio after being subbed out. There was some pressure with minor injuries but it affected my coaching. After they went up by 10 points I chose to play with a big line-up, tried to post up and we took the lead with three bigs. At the end we made a run of 40-14 so we deserved the win.
Once again I would like to give credit to Akademik. They are a good team - the have a game down low, they have shooters. They are not of that high evel but are a good team. This win is important for our club.
For sure our fans helped us. The personality of Pnin also pushed the other players. The guys nervous, just like I was in the first half. We needed a small run as we knew that our defense would become stronger and when we did it, we controlled the game."
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Best of luck to our champion Hapoel Holon in the BCL Final 8!
We did it together!
Thank you, Ring TV, thank you BTV Media Group!
Thank you, Sport 5!
Thank you, Delasport!
Thank you all for being part of Delasport Balkan League, season 2020/2021
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