Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"We need to rest some players and some other have injuries. Because of that, Rasko Katic and Igor Rakocevic won't travel to Istanbul. Also, Michael Scott got injured during the game against Partizan and Ivan Smiljanic has a high fever, so they are forced to stay in Belgrade, too. During those circumstances, Luka Mitrovic and Milan Milovanovic are back on the team and we are travelling to Turkey with eleven players. This upcoming game has no competitive significance either for us or Galatasaray. We're not going to Istanbul with a white flag, but we are obviously in a very tough situation. First of all, we are playing against a very good opponent and we are playing on their court. Nevertheless, we will try to play a good game with the players we can count on. We'll try to win, because it's not the same if we finish this competition with three wins and three losses or with a 2-4 record."