Mega is a great way to start the season as it is in spite of the great ‘score behind managed to beat Union Olimpija 86:85.  Aggressive defense in the second half gave results, which proved to be the key in the last attack of Olimpija.

Captain of Mega Leks Rade Zagorac believes that the team has shown already winning mentality:

– I am very happy with opening of the season and a win against Olimpija. Match was very difficult. We were losing practically all the time, but the end result is our first lead after the opening of match. The team is already showing the winning mentality and that makes me most happy. Congratulations to Olimpika on really good party, a large resistance and I wish them good luck in the season.


Coach of Mega Dejan Milojevic said that the right team win and when they do not play great:

– I was expecting a tough match. I followed how Olimpija plays in the preparation period, and I know that the first game carries a lot of nervousness and tension like we showed. In the first half we played quite nervous and soft. But, true team win and when you do not play great. We showed that. With a defense and energy, we managed to turn the match and in the end to defend key attack. This will mean a lot to the players. I want everyone to see that this season Mega has a quality to win in uncertain finish and to compete for the highest rank.

For guests from Ljubljana coach Gasper Okorn said that he is not satisfied because he thinks that the Olimpija dropped the victory:

– Congratulations to Mega in victory. In the second half we did everything that we should not and what we are constantly warned. We went into the rhythm of rivals and play just as Mega wants. The first time opponent catch us, we had the answer, but in the second attack, we had big problems. We have to learn from this. I’m not satisfied. We had everything in our hands, we came for a win, but we lose.

Former player of Mega Nikola Jankovic stated that Olimpija not well responded to the pressing of Mega:

– The game was good, we were a good opponent and led for 39 minutes. In the end, we had errors, we didn’t respond well to a pressing of Mega, and I think that was the key of lost. This is only the first game, we have a lot of room for improvement and we will continue to work.

Photo: Mega Leks/Ivica Veselinov