ZVVZ USK Prague vs. MKB Euroleasing Quotes

25 November 2009

Lubor Blažek (ZVVZ USK Prague Head Coach):

"We knew that we want, need and have to win this home game. It was just neccessary. Since the first minute the team played responsibly, the girls started fighting in the very beginning. It may look as if we won thanks to zone defence, but I have to say that the main reason of today´s victory was the individual approach of every single player on court. I could praise indviduals, but this was a team victory."

Evanthia Maltsi (#9 ZVVZ USK Prague)

"We had great tactical preparation for this game, we knew what to expect from Sopron. But our coaches always do such scouting for us. This time I feel we all were more passionate and concentrated about the game. We did all we had to do and what was expected from us. Plus, we knew Milovanovic was injured and that it will be mentally difficult for Sopron.  We have three difficult games ahead of us now so today´s victory is very important for team spirit."

Norbert Szekely (MKB Eurloasing Head Coach)

"It is very hard for me to speak about this game. There was a very big differences between the two teams - physical and mentally as well. We tried everything but we just could not do better than this today. Now we have to forget about this lost game and concentrate for the Hungarian league, we have difficult game against Pecs this weekend. Milovanovic is an important player for us and now when she is injured and we are missing two other players, it is just hard time for our team. I think USK is a very good team with chances to proceed to Final four."

Dora Horti (#10 MKB Euroleasing)

"I do not have any special comments about this game. We just need to show in following games that we are able to play well like in previous season."

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