Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
"I think that we played a good game tonight. We took control of the game until the last 2-3 minutes. We played good halfcourt defense and didn't allow easy baskets in Madrid's set offense, but we made mistakes, turnovers on offense, missed layups in the final minutes and allowed fast break, open three-point shots, especially from Rudy Fernandez. We lost the game, but I think it was one of our best games in the EuroLeague this season. It is not easy, especially for our players from last year. They are a winning team and proved it in the EuroCup. We lost every game, but played against CSKA, Fenerbahce, Maccabi and Real Madrid. All of these games are not easy for us, a new team in the EuroLeague. We also lost against Crvena Zvezda in the last seconds. I am optimistic for the future because now, we will play against teams of our level. Finally, we are not in the EuroLeague to win it, but to try to make it to the playoffs. I am also positive; I think we can reach 12 or 13 wins and make it to the playoffs. All of these games until now other than Zvezda, it was not a surprise that we lost. We were close to winning tonight and recovering from the Zvezda loss, but we didn't. It is a long EuroLeague and we only played five games. We still have 25 games and many opportunities to win."