Quotes UMMC Ekaterinburg vs. Good Angels Kosice

21 February 2012

Good Angels Kosice Head Coach Stefan Svitek
"I think we had a very good and tough game especially against a team full of stars. We were very close to make a surprise in the first EuroLeague Women play-off game. We will go back to Kosice and do our best to win the next one. We played a great defense and did it exactly the way we had planned. We could eliminate almost all their forwards, but not Sue Bird. This time she was the one who brought the win on the side of Ekaterinburg."

UMMC Ekaterinburg Head Coach Algirdas Paulauskas
"Good Angels turned to be a strong sharp-toothed team. Today our frontline was not playing the way it used to and collected only 11 points, obviously our offense can do better. Tomorrow we will work on our frontline game and get ready for the next meeting."

Good Angels Kosice player Natalia Vieru
"We were good on defense, especially under the basket and forced the UMMC forwards to make a lot of mistakes. As a result, they scored not as much as they're used to. Of course we also made mistakes and with a team like UMMC, full of high-profile players it is unacceptable. Still there were a few moments when we were just out of luck."

UMMC Ekaterinburg player Olga Arteshina
"We didn't know much about our opponent until recently but we expected it to be a hard game, because the Slovak team has already made it to the EuroLeague play-offs. It turned to be a tough game taking into account that UMMC has a lot of real stars. There were a few moments when we stopped, but every time someone from our players pushed the whole team forward. Sue Bird was the one to remedy the whole game. I hope we will be able to learn the Slovak lessons and avoid making mistakes next time."



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