Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
"I congratulate Darussafaka on their win. It was the first of 30 EuroLeague games we will have this season. We did a lot of good things on defense, and played smart on offense at the start. We controlled the game, and the margin kept increasing. But we expected Darussafaka to play well knowing their quality and experience. In the second half we kept the lead due to our defense. In the last quarter they played with three guards and a power forward at center, and we did not use some of situation we had to our advantage. We had some mistakes, and defense was not where it was earlier in the game. Still, we had a chance to surprise them and a chance to win it, but we came up maybe a free throw or two short, and Darussafaka won it in the end. We gave our best, and we showed we can compete at this level. Despite being underdogs, we entered the game believing we can wing, but unfortunately we did not."