FC Barcelona Lassa
"Congratulations to the players, the fans and especially to Juan Carlos [Navarro] for being an example for everybody, especially in Barcelona's club atmosphere. We had a good game against a tough opponent that was playing very well. We were tough at the beginning of the game, which is what Maccabi does in all games, and that conditioned the game. We moved the ball well, ran and the squad had fun playing as a team. It is the most all-around game the team has had in the EuroLeague or the Spanish League. When a player like Juan Carlos is honored, it is always well-deserved. I always say it is impossible to see a player starting in the youth teams and playing so many years in such a high-level club. When you are honored, you expect everything to go well and this is what happened. Everybody is happy, Juan Carlos and everyone around him. We all wanted to be happy around Juan Carlos. The team will now stop for two days, which is chance for players to catch their breath before the road games against CSKA Moscow and Zaragoza. It will be very positive. We were the toughest team tonight and if Maccabi had its usual level of activity without us fighting back, we wouldn't have won. This is a good team, talented, incredibly physical which had a good start of the competition. Without that level of activity, we wouldn't have competed."