Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
"Congratulations to Lokomotiv, they deserved to win. They played a stronger and a better game. For me they are the best team in Europe, and their 19-0 record in the EuroCup proves what I am saying. About us, it is clear that last two and a half minutes of the second quarter is what decided the game. And it took away our confidence. On the other side, our spirit, our strength that pushed us all the way here is to never give up. We never gave up in this game. We had an opportunity to come back, cutting it down to 10 points. We won the third quarter, we were close to winning fourth quarter, and that also shows we don’t give up, we don’t want to give up, and we never give up because we don’t want to go out of this competition because of everything we did. We will do everything until the last second to come back here. It is a nice city, nice arena, we enjoy it, we like it, and we want to come back. The absence of Della Valle did not influence us, I even forgot he was not with us. All the injuries and problems we had are the reasons we are here. We never want to use alibies. We work hard and we want to do the best with the players we have available and on the court."