Ettore Messina Questions on the 2022 Games Festival

Ettore Messina he was a visitor of the Trento Sport Festival, to speak for a very long time about Olimpia Milano’s previous, current and future. Covering many matters and surprises created by Chacho Rodriguez instantly from Madrid.

Ettore Messina The night of the competitors

“When you could have the alternative to be a part of these profitable groups, I see everybody having enjoyable. I used to be impressed that our followers, who’re used to it, comply with the playoffs a lot. Seeing them sitting on the pitch for an hour celebrating actually touched me, as did the faces of the gamers, Armani and the employees”.

Ettore Messina Repeat after 0-4

“In the 12 months of Nicolò Melli he mentioned ‘we didn’t come to present again something’ however to recollect how we obtained to this record and the way he achieved it, it was inside everybody. Defeat makes you humbler than you’re: if expertise is mixed with actuality, you typically get outcomes”.

Ettore Messina The president is a group builder

“This president… I’ve this place, however I’m a trainer. I’ve the ultimate say on sport choices, so from the GM to the guys in the entrance workplace I maintain the ultimate say. So it is not that, in on a regular basis life, I do different individuals’s enterprise. But I requested to be told all the time and refused. With the most dependable individuals, it is going to be held thrice a 12 months. That manner, the grey areas should not created, a course of that helps everybody take accountability.

We in Italy misuse the idea of a profitable group and a profitable coach. In that solely the profitable are and others are fools. Not so, the concept of ​​profitable is ready by those that have the means to play to the better of their talents. Sometimes it is sufficient and typically it is not, however all the time go residence with a transparent conscience. In this sense, our nationwide group was profitable, even with the misfortune of two mistaken throws. Without Simone Fontecchio we would not be the place we’re, that is a merciless a part of the sport. Italy has had a rising competitors and there’s a future for this group. I would like the identical for Milan.

First we attempt to discover individuals who share this fashion of issues, then it additionally takes an opportunity to get collectively. Popular chemistry will not be related to consuming pizza collectively, however with being accountable for sports activities. Although typically it’s not sufficient”.

Ettore Messina The image of the defend

“That’s what you do with kids and kids. He is at the age the place hormones are popping out of his ears, earlier than the sport we talked and one morning, he instructed me now that we should always win. ‘Filippo, added Hackett and Shengelia, is a tricky group, stronger than final 12 months. I used to be frightened. He was certain, and mentioned: ‘You will win. If we do, you get a tattoo.’ I instructed him so. The sport is over, he runs to hug me and says ‘tattoo tomorrow’. I went with him, however in the finish I do not care due to this competitors, we nonetheless have a great profitable expertise, after profitable troublesome occasions, we’re near the third star, together with the first time for me was 1993 and actually I’ve had a small celebration as a result of I’ve been coaching for a few years and I really feel that I may give this group a hand”.

Ettore Messina The market is the participant’s selection

“On what we had been attempting to do, I need to say that we didn’t focus on very a lot. A participant of a sure degree who opens means he desires to return. It was troublesome to know which gamers would come to us, even when they had been taking part in in a high group. For the identify of the proprietor, the metropolis, what we did or our pals. Along the manner, we determined to disregard some nice specialists, and keep away from being instructed no.

We have a number of individuals who complain about scouting, so we now have our contacts and you discover out if they’re somebody who acts in a sure manner or if there are issues they depart their thoughts. So we additionally made a mistake, however we did not take the mustard heads. The errors had been technical and never human”.

Ettore Messina Melli and Datome

“They are like Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. They are essential gamers, two individuals who have the means to maintain everybody collectively and pay attention, past taking part in good or dangerous. These are for me the leaders in the sport. So there are completely different types, who lead pals very laborious, some good wanting and a few good. They are two individuals who don’t have any downside telling me their opinion and saying ‘in my view it is higher this fashion or it is higher to let him play’. And I hearken to them”.

Ettore Messina Doping is a tricky time for 2022

“The troublesome moments had been once we had two gamers who had been discovered to have doping issues. Once by a really unlucky accident, in the case of Moraschini, and as soon as with an essential accountability, in the case of Mitoglou. Two troublesome minutes, as a result of it is not a ravishing factor. We got here out satisfied that everybody has finished what they should do particularly the medical doctors by informing the gamers about the medication to take at residence. Don’t doubt one or the different. We could not have cracks inside and between the medical doctors and the gamers. Sessions like that may be damaging. It was an essential second of internal power.

Then there have been accidents, like Melli’s in the Euroleague playoffs. He skipped the whole collection with Reggio, then progressively returned to Sassari, a harder collection. Being capable of defeat them as a group and as a membership gave us the power to beat technical difficulties, similar to these introduced by our opponents. Because we met and beat three sturdy groups to win the Scudetto, this gave us some satisfaction at the finish”.

Ettore Messina Fear of defeat

“I really feel numerous defeat as my failure and I attempt to not give it to the gamers, however sadly I do. I do know that it’s not straightforward for me to play as a supervisor, so the gamers have to have some power that all of us want once we depart the discipline. When you begin having 5-6-7 in the group … I do know my group is prepared once they step on the discipline, however I’m all the time afraid that one thing would possibly occur. But after I see Hines’ biceps popping out of the locker room, I’m calm.”

Ettore Messina The shock of Chacho Rodriguez

Surprisingly, a video message from Sergio Rodriguez arrived saying: ‘We’ve been collectively for 3 great years, I’ve realized quite a bit. I want you the finest. See you quickly’

“What a shock. He was a participant who gave a change. It’s the concept of ​​competing in the Italian league, however above all in the European discipline. The Euroleague was a contest to take part in the playoffs and the Final Four and never only a competitors. He additionally modified the degree of wanted in small issues to be good and made us all completely satisfied. Too dangerous he spent greater than half of those years with out an viewers”.

Ettore Messina Euroleague 2023 predictions

“The group have to be managed with nice maturity, as a result of we’re 16 years outdated. The group is deep, it has an internal a part of the sport that has not been there in the previous years, Voigtmann and Thomas added, Tonut can develop and provides us a chance. the depth of the group, above all, in Italy , and round the world. Then we wish to see how Pangos can exchange Rodriguez. The group could have some competitors, so the competitors may be very troublesome and something can occur. It is true that there aren’t any three Russians, however there have been some individuals from overseas who impressed the others. There are numerous {couples}. Then in the Final 4, our dream, something can occur. But the actual stumbling block is making the playoffs and attempting to get there as a lot as doable.

It is essential that our league has one other group in the Euroleague, Virtus. LBA has made nice progress in the three years I’ve been right here. I’ll make a reputation, the lengthy Caruso of Varese, who could possibly be an essential participant. They are guys who two or three years in the past we did not know what they appeared like. I say this selfishly, as a result of now the duel is superb. Euroleague may be very sturdy and at the very least we share it. The competitors is now acknowledged by everybody overseas, that is essential”.

Ettore Messina What if he wasn’t a trainer?

“I volunteered to get my diploma, I believe I might have been a trainer. I do not know at what degree, but it surely was an concept”.

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