FC Barcelona Lassa
"I have to say, and everybody has to understand, that it was a very important game for us after two consecutive losses in the EuroLeague. We had a bad feeling from everything happening in our team - our loss against Crvena Zvezda and the injury of Pau Ribas. By the way, I want to dedicate this win to him. I believe he had his surgery at the time of the game. I wish him the best and that he can come back healthy. Also, many players in our team are in different levels of shape. Petteri [Koponen] was out for two months, but played 15 minutes. He was exhausted sometimes, but it was important that he was back. Bamberg is a very consistent team, very patient. They have experienced guards like [Nikos] Zisis, [Janis] Strelnieks and [Fabien] Causeur, who control the game rhythm and don't panic even in moments when we were up by 7-8 points and had to go up to 10-12. Something happened every time, they always stayed in the game but finally, we got this very important win. We have to enjoy this win and get ready for the next game. We had a lot of players close to 10 points and that was important, no doubt about it. We have offensive players, it is obvious that we have players who can score. Our best scorers in Kazan, Juan Carlos Navarro and Justin Doellman, were out tonight, but many players were involved in our offensive game. I have to say that Bamberg is a different team to play against - they play with two forwards down low: Theis, Veremeenko, Melli, Radosevic, all good athletes. Everybody can shoot the ball and are a threat from the three-point line. Another reason to be happy with this win is that our defense was very effective for last six or seven minutes of the game."