PISTOIA-VARESE: THE PRESS ROOM

«Terse, throwaway comments after the game tonight using terms such as regret and disappointment is easy – it is clear that the reality is that we were not up to what was needed to compete against a Pistoia who played a very positive and determined game. From the point of view of defence, the start could even be considered as not so negative – we contained the pace of our opponents by putting pressure on them many times in midcourt. We did however lose flow and lacked clarity, and this emotionally facilitated Pistoia’s performance. Moreover, seeing our weakness in offence, The Flexx found confidence and consistency both in attack and defence. The reasons for this defeat, be they psychological or tactical, need to be tracked down quickly and analysed in depth because we have a new engagement in the FIBA Basketball Champions League on Tuesday».