FC Barcelona Lassa
"Congratulations to our players for a win against a very good team with a deep roster, despite our absences. I also have to say 'thank you' to our audience, our fans, who came to see us with bad weather today in this game. For me, every game is important, no matter if it is in the EuroLeague or a Spanish League game. We have to show our improvement and do it with stability. Generally, I think we played excellent defense tonight, which is not easy against a team with so many creators - keeping them close to 50 points. We stopped their creativity and did not allow Simonovic to shoot. He is their main scorer in this team. Stopping their creativity, limiting them to 10 assists compared to our 17 was the key of the game. Today, we had a completely different situation, because Moussa [Diagne] is not experienced for this level. Victor [Claver] had to play as a '5' and I have to give him credit because he played at a '3' for the first five months. He is now playing as a '4' which is, for me, his best position, and today he played as a '5', getting 10 rebounds and helping on defense. This kind of defense, when you have mobile, versatile players, helps us a lot to cut the rhythm, especially against a team with good shooters."