FC Barcelona Lassa
"It was a very important game, like every one in the EuroLeague. You know, we suffered during the game. Darussafaka plays with some un-normal, strange lineups, with four guards in the lineup and one center. They create space and they execute from the outside, excellently. So it was difficult for us to adjust, but the only thing that counts in EuroLeague is to win the game. It's unpredictable, the EuroLeague, with many finals so early in the season, as today was for us like a final. So I have to give credit to my players for this important win."
"It was a very difficult game for us, especially mentally. Once again, it was a must-win game for us. I am happy: no matter how we play, it is important to win every game in the EuroLeague at this moment, and we closed the year with back-to-back EuroLeague wins at Palau. I am gretaful to you guys (the press): you support the team in a fantastic way. The criticism is very positive, and I have to say that. We have great fans who have once again supported us from the first minute until the end, even when we don't play well. This positive atmosphere is very important. I was sick for two days and my coaching team prepared the game, and we finally won it. Every time we have the ability and the desire to pass the ball like we did today, we are very good team. We had 22 assists today, 10 more than Darussafaka, had 30 against Milan. When we don't do this, we struggle. We played good defense on Will Clyburn, which was key for us. I want to wish good health to everyone in 2017, especially to our team. We struggled a lot with injuries in the first part of the season."