Khimki Moscow Region
"I am satisfied for the win. It was a very important win. We had to protect our home court. We played against a very good team, Zalgiris. They play with energy, they put pressure on the ball fullcourt, and we had to manage this. But we didn't play well. I can say that it's normal because we're a complete new team. We have eight new players, a new coaching staff and we need some time to stick together, not to rush, and to manage to have patience in the game. We didn't have patience, and that's why our victory today was really tough, really difficult, but as I said, very important. We are happy we started the season with two home wins in the EuroLeague. We have to keep protecting our home court, we have one more home game next, but we need to play better."