FC Bayern Munich
"It was tough night. Once the quarterfinals start, there is big pressure on the home team. Independent of how the result was in the end, you could see that a lot of pressure was in our players’ bodies and minds, in the first half especially. We did not make a three-pointer, which was maybe the first time in these couple of years, and that did not help in any way. Nevertheless, we were fighting and fighting on defense, trying to find our momentum. We were up by 10 points couple of times, but an unsportsmanlike foul and Kazan’s quick threes - they are a great shooting team - got them back within 3 or 4 points. We must understand individual tactics, in these games it is the most important thing. That is not something you can coach in a month or a year, it is something that players must live with and grow with. It is something that, at the end, gives the winning team a plus and the losing team a minus. Lucic had a really good night, he is growing day by day, and that is very important. Our bigs did a really good job, both Barthel and Booker, and Mike Zirbes, too, especially defensively. That was one of the keys to the game. As soon as we relieved our mind, stopped thinking about theory of basketball and started playing basketball, our basketball that we know how to play, we found something that is close to our characteristic as a team. Nothing is over; it will be a tough night on Friday. We have to have a short memory, forget this win. We must go there to win like we have been doing all year long against any opponent."