Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
"I believe that everybody who was over here last year saw that we had that game in our mind, the bad game we played over here. It was possibly our worst game in the EuroLeague, so everybody had that in our mind. It was necessary to show character, playing against a team that lately was probably in the best shape in the whole EuroLeague; the way they played was very impressive. I believe that, today, the key of the game was the second quarter. We changed our aggressiveness on defense and that helped us a lot. We played the same way in the second half and also were very smart offensively. The good thing is that we shared the ball and had a lot of assists, but in every game, we find some situation in which is possible to be better. However, thanks to my players for their job, congratulations for their victory and congratulations to my colleague Pedro Martinez for everything they did until now. We played a good game and I believe that my players understand that – aggressiveness on defense and a good game on offense, but in some moments, in five-on-five situations, we are playing very slow. We have to change that and work on that, but you don't have a lot of time with the EuroLeague and the Turkish League schedule. This is a clear problem in our game. Some of our players were not here last season, but those who were here had it in mind, it was our worst game of the season. We came out with a different mentality, to play possibly our best game. We knew it was a difficult challenge because of everything going on in Baskonia right now, playing at a very high level since Pedro arrives, scoring a lot of points, 90-92 per game in the EuroLeague, with all players with a lot of confidence. When you play against a team like that, you need to play an almost perfect game to win."