Quotes BK Ventspils vs. Södertälje Kings

11 December 2012

Sodertalje Kings player Agnis Cavars
"We did not manage to fulfill the plan - what we did in the court was not even close to what the coach said to us. BK Ventspils had a very good percentage from far distance and they dominated in all positions. This was the worst game of the season. We wanted to get into the next round, but it did not come true."

Sodertalje Kings head coach Vedran Bosnic
Unfortunately we did not do anything we talked about before game. We knew that we will play against a high level team which is dominating this group and is much better individually and on all positions on the court. Still, I think we could have made a better effort. We gave up too early. Ventspils was dominating in rebounds and this makes a big difference. Unfortunately we do not go to next round."

Ventspils small forward Janis Timma
"We wanted to end this year without losses and this was what the coach said to us before the game. For the players it was quite hard to play when you know that it is 7:0 and still you have to find some motivation to win one more game. I think we managed to find our motivations tonight and did our job very well."

Ventspils head coach Roberts Stelmahers
"I am happy for the players who found their motivation for this game, they showed that they are professionals. When we go on the court, we do not have to analyse who is our oponent, we have to fight for a win. Of course, we analyse oponents and choose tactics before the game, but the main thing is in the player' s head. I am happy for the team' s result in the group despite the fact that some said that such Scandinavian group will be easy. I know that people can play good basketball everywhere in the world and this was a good fight, especially in the games on the road."


11.12.2012 - EUROCHALLENGE

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