"We have won, and I’m pretty satisfied with it, although we have not done it in the best possible way. There were some mistakes in our game, though I’m glad that I gave the opportunity to practice for a number of players who are used to sitting on the bench. Popovic and Veremeenko had some injures, and I’d like to thank them for their game. They showed their sports character.
We took this game seriously, conducting special preparations towards it as we knew that they are the German League leaders. I know Mr. Koch very well, we used to play against each other, and I’m very happy to see him again. This is the real power of sport, which helps people to travel and to meet good friends."