19.04.14 | Lange: UMMC players mustn’t underestimate Nadezhda in the national Championship Final
UMMC Head Coach Olaf Lange: «UMMC player must prepare as good as possible and be ready to face Nadezhda in the Final series. We have no right to underestimate the opponent».
UMMC won the Semi-final series of the Championship of Russia against Dynamo Moscow 2-0 after Ekaterinburg had defeated the opponent at home and later did the same in Moscow. Foxes won the game on Saturday 83:56. Now in the Final UMMC will face Nadezhda from Orenburg that had defeated Dynamo Kursk.
«Each play-off series is a new start for every team. We have a great experience of playing with Nadezhda face to face. But I think the better you know each other the higher is the possibility of getting too self-assured. My personnel experience convinced me that there is nothing you can be absolutely sure about. The Semi-final match against Galatasaray is a good example. We need to be perfectly ready and never underestimate our opponent».
According to Lange UMMC loss to Galatasaray turned into a sport lesson to UMMC.
«But I know that we were prepared well, we were ready to play and I can’t tell that we were tuned in a wrong way. We had a hard time making necessary number of shots, while Galatasaray did it and we couldn’t build a proper defense to stop the opponent. I can say that we were in a state of shock».