Quotes Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca vs. Galatasaray

21 November 2012

Galatasaray player Ann Wauters:
"We knew that it was going to be very hard to play here. They have a lot of fans that make the game more difficult. It was a fight almost until the end and we are happy because this is a very big win. I´m sure Salamanca is getting better and it won´t be easy to win here in the future. For Galatasaray, EuroLeague Women is a long way, we have to go day by day, but we have goals, of course, but winning this competition is not easy at all."

Galatasaray head coach Ekrem Memnun:
"I´m very proud of my players, we have some players out and a small rotation but we play very hard, it was, as Ann said, a fight. We expected this kind of game, we had a lot of respect for Avenida. We are not favourites in this EuroLeague Women. We have goals, of course, but we have to go day by day, fight every moment, for every ball. EuroLeague Women has a very high-level basketball, so we want to win it, but we are not favourites."

Avenida player Marta Xargay:
"I think we had to believe in ourselves, that was the key of the game. I think we were very close to Galatasaray till the end. We had some big mistakes defensively but I think, anyway, the team is getting better; we have to believe in this team."

Avenida head coach Alberto Miranda:
"I think the team did a good job. In the first half we had a very high level and concentration, but in the second half we started to make big mistakes that allowed easy baskets, easy lay-ups, and it was the worst thing that could happen to us. At the end we had to take some risks and it was key for the final result. Obviously we are upset for the last games, because we are a winner team; working like this we only can get better."



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