Vidorreta: “Our comeback was extraordinary”

2018-01-05T00:10:13+00:00 2018-01-05T01:00:13+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

05/Jan/18 00:10

Valencia improved its EuroLeague record to 5-11 after the road win over Unicaja Malaga and can hope once more for the playoffs.

By Eurohoops team/

Txus Vidorreta has every reason to be happy after Valencia’s second consecutive victory in EuroLeague. Perhaps even moreso because his players came back from a 17-point deficit in the second half to prevail on the road against Unicaja Malaga.

“We were even at the beginning of the game, but then Unicaja was scoring relatively easily. This continued until more or less the second quarter when we were 4 or 5 points down, but we were controlling the rhythm of the game. In the last minute of the first half we turned the ball over twice, and we gave up two easy baskets, so we were 9 points down at halftime, which was not a realistic difference. We had a bad start to the third quarter, continuing the same way we ended the second quarter. But it was just for the first few minutes, then we changed our defense, we were more aggressive and we also had a desire to win. I think we made an extraordinary comeback, and achieved a very deserved win. So we are very satisfied,” said Vidorreta.