Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"First of all, congratulations to Darussafaka for winning the EuroCup. I cannot complain. I cannot say anything bad to my players. We can have a deeper analysis but, like other teams, we had a problem with Wilbekin. He scored unbelievable shots in some situations. Honetsly, he was the one who made the difference for Darussafaka. For us, I have to say we did a great job all season, playing on a consistent level. We got 20 wins getting to the finals, which I think is hard to repeat. We missed this last step to finish a great season. Anyway, like I said, I cannot be unsatisfied even when this is a bitter moment. We were so close to grabbing the trophy and we didn't. Now we have to keep forward and maybe in the next occasion, through the VTB, we can go to the EuroLeague. I think we paid [a high price for our lack of experience]. Mardy played the EuroCup Finals and lost it two years ago, but none of these players got in a situation to win it in their careers. For most of them, it was a completely new situation to handle. Like I said, we were too close. We played even better in the first game, but this is a school and you have to play as a team. I think all of them learned and will be much better in the future in the big games."