Quotes ZVVZ USK PRAGUE vs. ROS CASARES
Coach Roberto Iniguez (Ros Casares)
"Today it was a game of two quality teams. During the third and fourth quarter we improved our defence, especially 1-on-1, and we were more aggressive in offensive play. I really appreciate this victory."
Ros Casares center Lauren Jackson
"I'm glad that our team showed character. In the first half we weren't so good in defence, but we improved it in the second. It's always tough to play against Prague and I'm satisfied that we won."
Coach Lubor Blazek (ZVVZ USK Prague)
"First of all, I would like to congratulate Valencia, a team that I respect. We started very well and we quickly gained confidence. At the beginning of the second half we didn't start as well as in the first, we failed to score four good chances. Because of that Valencia became confident, they changed their defence and started to play more aggressively. We weren't able to handle this pressure and to keep our system. Valencia's victory is deserved. Although we lost I think we played a good match today. It's upsetting we didn't win because we had a chance to beat them."
Prague center Petra Kulichova
"Ros Casares is an excellent team. They had a big motivation, because they wanted to pay back for our victory in Valencia. Unfortunately they succeeded. They had height advantage and this was visible in rebounds. They also scored a lot of second chance points. In the first half we were successful in both shooting and defensive work. Despite the fact that we lost concentration in the second half, it was a good game, sadly without a victory."