Quotes Galatasaray vs. Novi Zagreb

12.12.2012

Galatasaray head coach Ekrem Memnun:
"Novi Zagreb is a new and young team. In Croatia, we had started the game so tough and won it, so we had to do it again in Istanbul. We started with a 21-0 run but when we couldn't score any more we let them score easily. We focused again and tried to play from the paint and succeeded. Our long-term injured players are adapting to the team now. Every day we're getting better. We don't want to lose any home game."

Galatasaray player Gülşah Gümüşay:
"We knew it was not going to be an easy game. They were not the same team that we have beaten at Zagreb. But we went out there to fight and actually did. The score at the beginning was 21-0. I think we did a very good job. I'm so proud of my team."

Novi Zagreb head coach Vladimir Ivankovic:
"We started very bad. We allowed Galatasaray to go on a 21-0 run and then we came back. We got really close, minus three, and then we stopped again. That was the end of our hopes. Galatasaray proved they're a very strong team, one of the favourites to win the title this year. Fowles was unstoppable, also Lyttle. We had a lot of problems stopping their inside play - they scored 46 points in the paint. Congratulations to Galatasaray. We have to face our main goal this season, to win the Croatian title."

Novi Zagreb player Sena Pavetic:
"We had a terrible start of the game. Galatasaray are really strong for 40 minutes, we couldn't do much better than that."


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