Sparta&К head coach Pokey Chatman
"Every time our team plays with Nadezhda we always face an aggressive game of the opponent. During today's match our rival has shown a very strong, tough game. All in all today was a very hard and tense game. I think, the fans surely enjoyed it."
Sparta&К player Evgenia Belyakova
"We wanted to win today to solve all the problems with entering the Final Eight keeping the result of the previous game. But Nadezhda prepared for this match really well, and everything will be seen on February 29, in the third match of this series. I enjoyed this game today- there were some "set pieces", both teams showed a smart game."
Nadezhda head coach Aleksandr Kovalev
"I would like to thank my team for the match. After the defeat in the match of 1/8 final we had some concentrated practices, fully analyzed the previous game - reviewed both team work and individual mistakes. And today our team has shown that we really want to win the next match, too, to have an opportunity enter the Final Eight."
Nadezhda center Anastasiya Verameyenka
"The game was really interesting, I think the fans were pleased with the match. I am really glad we could do our best! We wanted to win this game to continue fighting for the Final Eight. We were well set up for this game and ready both physically and tactically."