FC Barcelona Lassa
"I want to say that we are very happy, not only because of the win, but because of the way we got it. We started the game really well and in the bad moments, we played as a team. Before going to the locker rooms, they played really, really hard and we didn't match their toughness. After that, we talked in the locker room and agreed that we played better basketball than them in the first half. We had to keep playing this way, especially in the most important, team-related aspects: defense, passing the ball, fighting for each loose ball. Playing this way, we can compete against any team. I am very happy for the players and especially for the fans. The way we won has been very important. After December 4, the team, maybe after not beating Fenerbahce and CSKA, detoured off its goals, thinking more of individuals than in the team. Now, everyone is thinking of each other, passing the ball very well, playing strong in every action, and that makes the team more compact. Even when we played against the best team in Europe, which proved it in the first half of the season, I give more importance to the way we won. Roles were always there, honestly, since December. Sometimes, you are given a role and in order to get more respect, you have to play with more continuity for a long time, and be able to know you have teammates with a different role who can also play, too. We can look for many explanations, but that can never be an excuse to run back on defense, dive for loose balls and show a bad face. You have to trust in your team and be competitive, rebound and once you have the basics, you can play basketball one way or another, but I think we played very well tonight."