Heurtel: “We needed a win like this”

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Dionysis Aravantinos

17/Nov/17 23:15


Both coaches along with Adam Hanga and Thomas Heurtel addressed the game and their team after Barcelona’s win over Valencia.

By Dionysis Aravantinos / info@eurohoops.net

FC Barcelona Lassa easily defeated Valencia Basket on Day 8 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

Thomas Heurtel commented on the importance of this win stating: “We needed a win like this. I believe that with so many ups and downs, a win like this is very good for us.” He also mentioned Bamberg‘s game and the psychological factor in tonight’s victory over Valencia: “We had a strong start and did not lose our rhythm like we did in Bamberg a few days ago. It was an important win not only from a psychological point of view but also because of the standings. We needed this win, did things right and have to think about the next game.”

Heurtel’s teammate Adam Hanga also commented on the game and his team’s success: “I am really happy about for this win. It was a team win. We shared the ball really well today and played team defense. We were really prepared for this game, especially after the loss in Bamberg. We were upset after leading by 26 points and losing that game. We didn’t have an explanation for that. I think that we played a good game today and our problem so far was that we could not keep our intensity, “ he stated.

Coach Vidoretta stated. “It is not enough to come here and not score the basketball against a great team. We are now preparing for our next game on Sunday.”

Finally, coach Sito Alonso also shared his thoughts on the game keeping it simple. “In defense and offense, we played really well, we are happy with the result and we are now waiting for the next game.”