"Galatasaray is a team that has beaten Real Madrid and Barcelona in their last four games. It's a team that can create headaches to their opponent through their good offensive game. We remember this very well from our first game against them. Galatasaray is an excellent offensive team, which can score easy in the open court, near the basket and with three-point shots. We have to be focused on our defense and we have to destroy their game. We have to be mentally ready", said the 50-year-old head coach of the Reds.
"We didn’t underestimate them; they killed us in the first game. We must not overestimate them now, we have to play good defense and we have to give everything in order to win this game", was the opinion of Canadian international center Khem Xavier Birch.