The final four of the EuroLeague was within reach for the Bayern Munich basketball team twice in a row, but the approach hasn’t changed despite the successes in the competition. “The play-offs remain a huge, very high goal,” said managing director Marko Pesic.
In the 20/21 and 21/22 seasons, Bayern were the first German participants in the knockout stages to fail 3-2 in the quarter-finals. “We have made good steps in the last two years, especially in the EuroLeague,” said club president Herbert Hainer. Of course you will “try again to reach the play-offs”.
On Thursday (8.30 p.m. / MagentaSport), the Munich team will start the new season at home against Fenerbahce Istanbul. Pesic emphasized that major challenges await the German runners-up in the coming months. “Of the 18 EuroLeague clubs, 16 probably want to make the play-offs, ten want to go to the Final Four and five think they can win the EuroLeague,” said the 45-year-old.
Bayern know exactly “how difficult it was to reach the play-offs in the last two years. That’s why this experience is immensely important for us. We’ll stay calm, no matter how the season goes,” said Pesic: ” Of course we want to make the play-offs, but it will be very, very difficult.”
Alba Berlin is the second German participant in the European premier class. The champion is challenged on Friday (8 p.m. / MagentaSport) against Partizan Belgrade. The Munich and Berlin start after two wins in the Bundesliga in the international competition.
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