"First of all, congratulations to Panathinaikos for this important win in their fight to be in the top four for the playoffs. It was a tough game for us. During the whole season, we had many injuries and in the beginning of the game we were really weak in the paint. This weakness was the key for Panathinaikos to take its first advantage. We improved during the end of the first quarter with Triggvy Hlinason and especially during the second and third quarters. We did things well, controlled our defense and their advantages and usually, their fast break situations. Our problem was the three-point percentage but the key was in the beginning of the last quarter, as San Emeterio's injury was another problem. Panathinaikos made a very good job on defense in these last minutes, with a short rotation. It is important to say that they used a few players to beat us, but finally we didn't have any chance to take options to win the game. It is a new EuroLeague for Valencia Basket and we have to earn our option to be in it each season through the Spanish League. We made a good start to the season, with three wins in four games, but then the calendar got tougher for us, playing four of the next five games on the road, in tough courts. That made us go into a losing streak and it was hard for us to get out of it. After the game against Panathinaikos in Valencia, we did better in the second half of the season. especially at home, beating first-level teams like CSKA, Khimki and Barcelona, competing well despite our own circumstances. Throughout the season, and not counting San Emeterio's injury tonight, we had 110 injuries in 29 games. That is losing more than 3.5 players per game. Panathinaikos missed players 20 times this season. That shows we competed in difficult circumstances and in that sense, we have to be satisfied with what we did. We could even be 10th if we win our last game, which would be a success in such a complicated season."