Quotes Galatasaray MP vs. Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje

01 April 2012

Galatasaray Medical Park head coach Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu
"First of all congratulations to Sparta&K. They had a strong game. Actually we stopped their shooters in the first half. But in the second half they played smarter than us and came back. At the end of the game, especially our team captain Işıl Alben and Diana Taurasi played really well. We are happy for the win, but at the same time sorry for two home losses. I hope that next season we will do better."

Galatasaray captain Işıl Alben
"We are sorry that we have lost on the first day of Final 8. We played badly at the end of the games and we lost two home games. I want to congratulate Sparta&K for they fought hard today."

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje head coach Pokey Chatman
"First congratulations to Galatasaray. When you have quality players to go out there and finish out a tough 4 days, that speaks volumes of play at a high level. Unfortunately we didn't do some thigs we need to do in order to have success. There is a certain level that we have to play at. We have to play off each other, screen and make extra passes so we can get match-ups. But we didn't do that and the result is a two point loss. But more importantly we are going to go home healthy, get ready for some tough Russian playoffs."

Sparta&K point guard Jelena Skerovic
"I think we didn't play on our best level today. We didn't play good defense and missed a lot of shots when we needed to score. We had also some turnovers. So we were unable to close the game while we were ahead in the last two minutes. Congratulations to Galatasaray, they played very well and made the last shot."



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