Quotes UMMC Ekaterinburg vs. Novi Zagreb

31 October 2012

UMMC head coach Olaf Lange
"Obviously the best thing about the game is the result. I am happy that we started the EuroLeague Women campaign on a positive note. Still we have a lot of room for improvement especially in defense. We must work hard to shut down the opponent's fast breaks and overcome the counter attacks. One of our problems is few points in the opponent's zone. Now we face a period of team building and it's normal that we play one game really good and another one not so well."

UMMC guard Diana Taurasi
"As the coach has already said we have improvements to make. It is good that we won the game, but it is also evident that we still have some weak points to work on."

Novi Zagreb head coach Vladimir Ivankovic
"I would like congratulate UMMC for the victory. If someone had told me before the game that we will lose by 6 points, I would sigh with relief. My players demonstrated a good game full of heart and energy. I am sorry that we could not upset Ekaterinburg, but it is quite difficult to win a team of 12 superb players. You need to have a lot of heart and luck to do it. We made a few mistakes in the last quarter, but even if UMMC was the leader for the whole game, we were very close. It fills me with energy and confidence before out next game."

Novi Zagreb player Courtney Vandersloot
"UMMC has a lot of high-quality and skilled players but we showed a good team game. In order to win we had to confuse their tactic combinations, but unfortunately we could not do it. On the other hand we demonstrated a good game of our level and it makes me glad."



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