Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv dropped to a 3:6 record in the EuroLeague after a 63:79 loss to Real Madrid as part of the 9th European fixture. The Spanish set the tone early, starting hot from deep. Wilbekin helped the Yellow & Blue reduce the margin to single digits, but the hosts sealed the contest in the 4th quarter.
"I'd like to congratulate Real, they played very well from the first moment, and we didn't come to fight as we weren't in it from the first to the final minute", Said head coach Giannis Sfairopoulos after the game. "We need to play better, improve, and hopefully, we will do it for the next game".
"We just got to continue to keep fighting as a team, times are tough right now, but we just have to stick as a whole", Added Chris Jones. "As I said before, we are a bunch of new guys put together, and we're just trying to figure everything out. We got to create our identity and be Maccabi, we have to continue to fight hard, and we'll continue to work hard as a team. As games go on, we will continue to be better"