ZVVZ USK Prague Head Coach Natalia Hejkova
"I am very happy to win once more in Vidnoje even though this time it was on the bench of the team opposing Sparta&K. I am very happy for my team's performance and especially about how well my players played defence. It was a good game mainly because till the end Sparta&K was fighting and not giving up."
Prague Player Laia PalauSparta&K Head Coach Alex Vasin
"Defence was what brought us to this very important win. I am very proud of my teammates because they played hard and with maturity. We knew that we had to stop Sparta&K's offence which just a few days ago won easily against Orenburg, another Euroleague team. It is a great win but we have to continue playing this kind of defence in order to reach our targets."
"We are a young team and psychology plays a very important factor. It was bad that in the first minutes we started down in the game by almost 10 points but my players showed fighting spirit to come back twice. Actually the second time was when they finished the third quarter tied even though they were down by 16 earlier in that quarter. But Prague's experience helped them win this game. It is still early and we aim to do well in the future."
Sparta&K Player Asjha Jones
"Unfortunately today it was an uphill battle from the first minute and while with my teammates we twice tied the game, our lack of experience in combination with a strong Prague team did not allow us to win this first EuroLeague game at home. We have to stay positive and continue working hard and then we can surely do much better in the future."