NEWS | 29/11/2019“We were serious from the start”, claimed Rudy.
“We knew about Zenit’s quality and top players. Despite the twenty-point difference we managed to get in the third quarter, they got back into the game. We stayed solid, stuck to our plan and finally got an crucial win away from home.”
“What Tavares did under the hoop was vital, he dominated, kept the ball and controlled the game when Zenit came at us. They are good offensively and I think we managed to fight back well. We also maintained some good offensive pace. We knew we could shoot a three and we did it with some good percentages despite missing those easy shots”.
Rudy: "We are slowly getting better"
“We have played a very serious game from the off. In the third quarter, we did well to sink twenty, but then Zenit threw us off and fought back in the game. We read the game and we feel happy with a key away win.”
“The season is really long and tough but we had a very positive month, we are slowly getting better, and that is normal. There are players who are stepping up and that is crucial for the end of the season. Every match is hard in the Euroleague, it is a competition that is tough and challenging, but hopefully we can keep this dynamic going”.
Tavares: “I tried to be both tough and aggressive”
“I just try to help my team and do my best in defense. That is my priority. I tried to be both tough and aggressive. We kept our focus and moved on because playing away from home can be tough. They had the support of their home crowd. We had to keep our focus, we did that, and that saw us win the game”.