Quotes UMMC Ekaterinburg vs. Galatasaray

06 February 2013

Galatasaray head coach Ekrem Memnun:
"It was a hard game. We did well in the first half, but UMMC is a strong team of talented players. They were much better than us and were able to execute their talent. We planned to show a better game and didn't expect to lose the way we did. I hope we will be able to meet once again in the play-offs."

Galatasaray player Alba Torrens:
"It was a good game and we had a lot of good moments. UMMC was also good playing in defense and in the second half we missed easy shots. We took the shots but could not make them. W hope we will learn the lesson and now we wait for the second round."

UMMC head coach Olaf Lange:
"Tonight it was a typical late EuroLeague Women's game just before the final play-offs. In the first half both sides scored few points. This time Gala changed their game schemes and field combinations and we had to adjust, but I am proud that UMMC was able to answer this challenge. In the second part the bench players scored about 20 points. It was very critical for us to find the way to respond to this challenge after the defeat we faced in Salamanca."

UMMC player Anna Petrakova:
"I am glad the way the game ended especially taking into account that all the team took part in winning the game. I had an opportunity to take part in it and felt that the team needed me. Some of our players are injured and we have few tall players. In the first half we were suffering losses and had a hard time scoring, but it was just a warm-up. In the second half we helped and supported each other and were able to shift from defense to offensive game style."



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