Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
"We tried to prepare ourselves before the game for aggressive defense and the aggressive way Maccabi would try to play in the beginning of the game and it was like that. They played really tough, really hard. We gave them the opportunity to play the game that they like to play. It was really very bad how we looked in the beginning of the game. After that, we tried to come back and make it a normal game for us; they led by 4 at halftime. That was a reason to be more calm and try to play like a normal game. Some minutes only, we were able to do this and after that, we came back to the same picture as in the beginning of the game. Congratulations to Maccabi. I believe they played with a big wish and deserved to win the game. If my team looks the way it did tonight, practically one or two players tried to do something, me, as a coach, must think what we did wrong and try to help the team more. Honestly, I believe that, with all respect to Maccabi and the way we played, we played our worst game in the EuroLeague this year, without any question. We didn't recognize any situation, shot the ball really bad, everything was really very bad. If you watch the statistics over here, you see that they stopped us seven times, blocked shots. This means that you don't have enough concentration, and this is the result of the game."