Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"A very good win for our team, and I think for our organization and what we are trying to do. It is a great step when you beat a team of the level, of the quality, the history and tradition of Real Madrid. But for our purposes, it is only one playoff win, and no more than that. I am certainly happy with the way our players played, for the effort that was made and for the determination on the part of our guys. Now we go back to Istanbul and hopefully perform on the highest level, because we need to in order to beat a team as great as this one. I thought we have made a great effort in the first game as well, but Madrid was a little bit better. When two really good teams play, they both have what to say in the game. In both games we had what to say. Madrid spoke better in Game 1, we spoke better in Game 2. We knew that Madrid was going to make a run; they were going to find their rhythm, and have their moments and momentum. They always do, and that’s their identity, and Pablo Laso’s teams have identity. So, that was to be expected, but the good thing was we did not lose our way and we did not stop playing the same kind of game. We did not suddenly think we have to change what we have done to that point. We stuck to our
game plan. But players have to perform, and my players performed. Credit is theirs."