ANDhe coach of Barça, Sarunas Jasikevicius, assessed that Baxi Manresa, the Barça team’s opponent in the first round of the Copa del Rey basketball game, which will be played from February 17 to 20 in Granada, “is one of the worst (rivals ) that I could touch” in the draw that was held this Monday.

“(El Baxi) Manresa is in a great moment of form, they are almost classified as seeded. They are playing very well, they are a ‘super physical’ team that plays at a very high pace. It is one of the worst they could play , but if we want to be champions we have to beat everyone”, analyzed the Lithuanian coach.

Manresa is in a great moment of form, they are almost classified as seeded. They are playing very well, it is a ‘super physical’ team that plays at a very high pace

Sarunas Jasikevicius (Barcelona Manager)

Asked about the German Bayern Munich, Barça’s rival this Tuesday at the Palau Blaugrana, Jasikevicius stated that it is a team that plays “a very physical basketball, with defensive changes, and that they have quite clear ideas in attack”.

“He also has a lot of outside shooting, especially (Corey) Walden and (Vladimir) Lucic, and you have to prepare for a very tough and very physical team. They just got into the ‘playoff’ places. They are doing very well in this last period “added the Barca coach.

Via Marca.com