The president of Asvel Tony Parker estimated Monday that there was ” zero panic about the performance of Asvel, tied for 15th in Euroleague and tied for 6th in Betclic Elite after his success on Sunday against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (91-79).
This success puts an end to a series of five defeats, including four in the Euroleague, before facing Monaco, Thursday at the Astroballe, for the 11th day of the continental event.
” For me, there is no need to panic. I find it hard to understand people’s reaction. It’s funny, because if we win the matches against Red Star Belgrade, Bayern Munich (in Euroleague)Dijon (in Championship of France), we are fifth in the Euroleague and fourth in the Championship”said Parker in remarks relayed by the regional daily Progress.
Difficult calendar in December
” The team must continue to progress. She’s talented, she just has to finish the matches.”he said, recognizing however the handicap born of the serious interior knee injury Joffrey Lauvergneone of the gondola heads of Asvel’s recruitment, “ which hurts us very much “.
The French champion club will have to manage a difficult calendar in December with in particular matches against Monaco, Barcelona, Real Madrid or Olympiakos Piraeus.
“ We are in the best league in Europe and, at some point, we have to face the best teams. I remember that two years ago, we were talking about a crisis. And we beat Barcelona and got big wins. In the Euroleague, we always play big matches.insisted Tony Parker.