CSKA guard Iffe Lundberg has won September-October MVP of 2020/21 VTB United League.
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CSKA won all 4 games at the start of the season (against Tsmoki-Minsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Zielona Gora and PARMA) and at the end of September and October remained the only team without losses in the League.
Iffe Lundberg was CSKA leader at the start of the season, averaging 14.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists with 15.5 eff. points per game.
Iffe Lundberg gave an interview to our website, answering questions about the Army team season start and his life in Moscow.
– CSKA won all the games of the first month of the season with a 20 or more points. But which game turned out to be the most difficult?
– I would like to say that the game against PARMA. They made a run in the second quarter, if I’m not mistaken, at the very beginning. We had to show good defense against them and not give them the opportunity to play their game. Besides, we had to follow our game plan.
– Your best performance was in the game versus Zielona Gora. What were your emotions when you took to the floor against your former team?
– It doesn’t matter who we are playing against. I always try to think about one thing – how to help the team win. If you look at Zielona Gora squad this season, it is different from the one in which I played a year ago. There is no one left in this squad who played with me last season. So this is a completely new team, and I have no relationship with either the squad or the stuff.
Iffe Lundberg played for the 1st time against Zielona Gora… And he definetly succeeded against former team:
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– All of CSKA’s rivals in the VTB League have seriously strengthened this summer. Who do you consider to be the main rival in the fight for the United League title?
– There are many good teams in the United League. Some teams have strengthened, and it will be a very interesting season. There are contenders in the League: CSKA, Zenit, Loko and UNICS. But some teams may surprise during the season. They’re playing well, so everyone has a chance. Depends on how someone believes in themselves. You also need to take advantage of the moment, as some teams showed last season.
– Denmark ranks as the first in the World in the happiness index ranking. And what makes you happy in Russia?
– I am very proud to be from Denmark. The first thing that makes me happy in Russia is being together with my family. I develop wherever my family is happy. It doesn’t matter where I am, not where my family is, that’s where I am. But I like Russia, it’s completely different. I really like Moscow – a beautiful and big city.
– The Danes usually drink a lot of coffee. Do you drink it in the morning?
– I don’t drink coffee so much in the morning. I can drink a few cups in the afternoon, but not in the morning.
– You have been in Russia for more than six months. Is there any progress in learning Russian?
– I know a few words and phrases, but I think it’s all about me. I like to learn the languages of the countries I live in. I always try to learn the language of the country I play in. So yes, I’m in the process of learning.
– Is Moscow the biggest city you have lived? Have you managed to get used to the rhythm of the city?
– Yes, Moscow is the biggest city I have ever lived in. It is very beautiful, I was pleasantly surprised when my family came here. We really like it. I think the biggest surprise for me was traffic jams, they’re crazy here.
– You joined CSKA last February. What is your most memorable moment associated with the team?
– We have already had a wonderful experience with the team. I think I can highlight my first Euroleague Final Four. It was interesting and fun to get such an experience, but losing was not really fun. But let’s see what we can show this year. It was also very nice to win the United League in the first season. I want to believe that we will repeat it, it will be cool. We can say that I have already managed to get enough experience with the team.