The Estonian Balkan basketball player Karl-Johan Lipps has played very strongly in the last few games – both for the FIBA Cup and in the NBL. After the meeting with Spartak, he had the highest utility rate and was named the best player of the match. And received a bottle of branded champagne from NBL sponsor Sesame. Here are his words immediately after the match.
To the first question – where is the bottle of champagne, he said with a smile that he left it in the dressing room. Then he gave his assessment of the match with Spartak, as well as how he feels in Botevgrad.
“We really had to fight for the win because our schedule the last few days has been pretty tough. It was important that we were pretty well mentally prepared and that got us the win. We also had a few wins back to back and I think that kind of boosted our confidence as well everyone else’s and mine too, we support each other, we have the support of the coach and that has to continue for us to keep winning.
It is possible to continue the winning streak, but now we should not think about it, but believe in the process and train hard to win both games and the title.
I know that I am the first Estonian player in the men’s basketball championship. I like everything in Botevgrad. I like that everything is close – my apartment, my favorite restaurant – it’s everything I need during the season and it’s perfect for me.”