Canada Between Ulm and Oldenburg: Alba in the stress of play
Tuchel and Klopp speak the same footballing language - so why are their tactics so different?
They are both former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund coaches and will face off for the first time in the Premier League as Chelsea take on LiverpoolBack in 2009, the relatively unknown Tuchel was the man selected to replace Klopp at Mainz before, six years later, again succeeding the charismatic trainer when Klopp made the decision to walk away from Borussia Dortmund.
At Alba Berlin, sports director Himar Ojeda was a little surprised himself after the 84:76 show of strength in Ulm, where his team had drawn their strength from. Because it was the fifth game in just ten days - the last three of them away. «This team has pride. And the will to hit her was great. And so the team found the remaining energy once more, »said Ojeda.
The Spaniard is concerned with the high load. "This rhythm of the game is worrying because we lose our intensity," he said. In Ulm on Sunday, Alba hardly found this in the first half, but still in the second. For Ojeda this is not always repeatable. «The team will always try. But sometimes there can be days when there is no more energy, ”he said.
Basket - Euroleague (H / D28): De Colo crucifies ASVEL and his last play-off hopes
© Panoramic asvel fener de colo Crucified 13 seconds from the end of the match by Fenerbahçe and a Nando De Colo ruthless, ASVEL suffered its second defeat of the week in the Euroleague and probably said goodbye to the play-offs. Nando De Colo probably buried the final hopes of ASVEL for good on Friday of snatching a ticket for the play-offs of this Euroleague that the Villeurbanne had so badly started.
Because in addition to the physical strain, there is also the mental challenge. "It is not so easy to focus on the important things in every game," said the sports director.
And already on Tuesday, Alba is challenged again in the pursuit duel of the basketball Bundesliga at home against the EWE Baskets Oldenburg (7 p.m. / Magentasport). "So we can't think about it for long and have to see how we can keep up with the intensity there," said Ojeda.
There is hardly any time left for preparation. On Monday, the team set out early in the morning to return to Berlin via Munich. Then Alba was on the road for exactly one week. The corona test followed on arrival in Berlin, followed by a short final training session in the afternoon. Under these conditions, Ojeda expects another difficult course against Oldenburg. "It will be a very difficult game again and we will have to do our best again."
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