EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"Congrats to Zvezda for a deserving win. It is very difficult to say something smart. In preparation for this game, one of our two or three main goals was not to allow open shots for Simonovic, never to let him take easy shots with his face to the basket. It is hard to guard him once he makes his first shot, and that is what happened. It was a bad defense from our side, very bad. But we have to forget it, move on, and think about next game. Zvezda is a team that plays the best defense in EuroLeague. They don’t let teams develop a quality rhythm, quality ball movement. But with all due respect, you cannot turn the ball over in one-on-one situation in your own half of the court. And that’s what happened to us. That has nothing to do with playing set defense."