Quotes CSU Asesoft Ploiesti vs. BC Donetsk

13 January 2010

Drazen Anzulovic, BC Donetsk head coach:
"It was a very balanced game, we had an 8 point lead and then Asesoft had 16 consecutive points. Our defense didn't do a good job today, but this was only my third game as a coach of this team and my main objective is to improve the defense.
"We had three key players injured, so we didn't have the opportunity to do our usual game. I know that at the start of this competition we were considered the team with the best chances to qualify, but on the court the thing were different. We are satisfied with the experience in playing in the Eurochallenge and we hope that next year we will manage to reach our goal. Now, we have to focus on the national championship."

Joshua Asselin, player BC Donetsk:
"We are very sorry for this loss and for the losing the qualification, but we had many things to learn from this experience."

Arvydas Cepulis, player CSU Asesoft:
"Finally we managed to win a balanced game! After so many matches lost in the last second we are happy that it was our turn to be happy at the end. It's good for us. I don't know if this was my best game this season, but my colleagues gave me the ball and so I had the opportunity to shoot more.
We have a long championship in front of us; it's too early to think about a new European season."

Vladimir Arnautovic, CSU Asesoft head coach:
"The win against Donetsk is very good for the mental of my players. Now, they are happy after we lost two games in the last second. If we had won at least one of these games, now we would have been qualified. But for us, playing in such powerful competition is very good because we can't accumulate this kind of experience in our championship.
"I'm very happy for the win, especially because Carutasu and Griffith were injured and they couldn't play at their maximum capacity and we couldn't count on Ilic, because he suffered a sprain three days before the game.
Now, we will focus on the national championship, because we want to be back in this competition next year and maybe then we will be luckier. "


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