"Maybe Real Madrid is the best team in Europe at the moment, they play great basketball, with great players. We know it’s going to be a tough game for us. We want to play well and wish that our fans will come to OAKA and support us. Now it’s the time for our team to be united, players, coaches, all of our fans and do the best that we can", said the 44-year-old former head coach of Barcelona Lassa (2008-16).
"Real Madrid plays great at the moment. We must be really tough and aggressive and use the energy from our fans today. I believe that if we play as a team and control the rebounds we have a good chance to win", was the opinion of American power forward Kenny Benard Gabriel.