Perfumerias Avenida head coach Victor Lapena
"Congratulations to Košice - they did a perfect job. Players of Good Angels were angrier than us and that was the key to the game and to victory. We have to work hard in the next game, we have to show the same desire as Košice showed today and try to return here to Košice next Wednesday."
Perfumerias player Marta Fernandez
"It was a difficult game for us - we knew that to play here is very hard and Košice are playing very good basketball this season. We knew that to start the series with a victory is very important for us, but it wasn't possible. We have to think in the next game in Salamanca and come back here next Wednesday. In the next game we have to play as we usually play, we didn't feel comfortable in this game and we should also improve team play and work harder on defence."
Good Angels player Alex Quigley
"We played really good and we started well which was really important, so from then on we kept doing everything we said. We play the best when everyone is doing something - passing, blocking shots, playing good defence etc. In the third quarter [there] was a moment [when] we could feel the shift, but we said ‘come on, relax.' We had to settle down and we kept playing good defence [and] stayed together. That was the point when we just had to turn it up."
Good Angels assistant coach Peter Jankovic
"We both knew what we are playing for and emotions were quite high. I think we managed it and [the] girls showed a superb performance. Our strategy worked well. We are very pleased and I suppose that it is within our strengths to play a victorious game in Salamanca. Once more the game was tough and Salamanca has its qualities."