Although the air pressure decreased on the sunny morning in the city of Bourges, but the teams in competition for the quarter finals were rather feeling the increase of pressure on themselves.
The bubble in France will close the regular season, during the week it will be decided which teams will advance to the next round in which eight teams will compete for the Final4. The odds of us making it to thr next round must be high, since we are in a favorable position on the list of teams that could advance since we are looking forward to the tournament beginning on Monday from a great position with four wins. Since we have already played our games against Galatasaray, we have to play only two more games. From 8 pm on Monday against the hosts Bourges Basket and from 5 pm on Friday against thr other French side Basket Landes. Our rivals are preparing for four games, out of which Galatasaray will have it the worst, dince thry will play four times within five days. The French are in a somewhat betted situation, thanks to postponing their game against each other to January 24th. Hopefully by then we can follow the French derby from our seats as participants of the next round. We fought hard for this favorable position but it will only matter if we manage to make it count. The others might also open the gates to the quarter finals, too, but we don't want to be dependant on others.
Of course, our rivals want to take their last chance. Ahead of Monday's game Bourges head coach Olivier Lafargue was happy to answer our questions:
"This hub number 2 is very important for us. We didn’t won a game in Sopron, so we’re not in the best situation. But now we have some players back from injuries, and we’re gettin better as a team. This is why the club wanted to host the hub : to avoid long roadtrips, make good rehabs after games, playing at home is an advantage for sure.
The first game in Sopron was not bad, but I really think that some of the girls weren’t ready for what’s the Euroleague, physically. Sopron is one of the best roster of the league and we have to make a great game to fight against them."
Our head coach Dávid Gáspár is also preparing for great battles, at the end of which he hopes that we can reach our goals and make it go the quarter finals.
We decided the outcome of the game in the first half of the Hungarian Cup final, and collected our tenth triumph in the competition!
ALUINVENT-DVTK Miskolc - Sopron Basket 56-79 (14-21, 7-25, 20-18, 15-15)
FIBA notified our club about some joyful news, according to which our club is to host one of the Euroleague Quarter-final bubbles based on our excellent application! Managing Director Zoltán Török added: "We work hard to earn lots of things!"
A FIBA örömteli hírről tájékoztatta klubunkat, miszerint a kiváló pályázatunk alapján klubunk rendezheti az egyik Euroliga Negyeddöntő buborékot! Az elismeréshez Török Zoltán ügyvezetőnk annyit tett hozzá: "Sok mindenért dolgozunk és megdolgozunk!"
In 2020 our team earned Best Team of the County Award at our regional newspaper's traditional annual Award Ceremony, which was handed out to our club's representatives before Saturday's derby against Győr