Karsiyaka Head Coach Hakan Demir:
"Spartak today played very good in defence and stopped our offence but we will try to do everything to play better in the second game and to continue the series in St.Petersburg."
Karsiyaka Player Birkan Batuk:
"Spartak is one of the strongest team with which we played but we do everything for win at home."
Spartak Head Coach Zvi Sherf:
"Spartak played very well 37 and a half minutes today. We weren't good enough in offence but we could stop Karsiyaka. We could manage with Holston and Eldridge. We had some problems with Stjanovich and Smith but we could solve these problems. If we'll play like this in Izmir we win."
Spartak Player Alexey Zozulin:
"We expected that it would be a tough game. Something wasn't good with their shooting and they shot better in the end. But Karsiyaka is a strong team. In Turkey the game will be tougher."