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Final 6 – semi-finals: Szolnok (HUN) v. Olympiacos (GRE) 7-8 flash quotes and clip


Szolnoki VSK–Olympiacos 7:8, Semi Final SF2… by lentv

Theodoros Vlachos, head coach, Olympiacos:

“I asked something similar from my players before the last action, how it came together, it’s another story, welcome at any time. Seriously speaking I would say that this is not a fair way to lose in a Champions League semi-final. Szolnok is a fantastic team, they would deserve something better but this is sport. Regarding my team, I have to say we didn’t play our game for two and half periods but then we started to feel the rhythm.”

Sandor Cseh, head coach, Szolnok:

“Though we might have to review the last goal as it came under suspicious circumstances, still, I think the main reason for our loss was a bit of tiredness in the third period. Some of our players began slap-dashing in attacks, chose wrong options, we hit the post three times from close-range in man-ups, letting Olympiacos come back from 6-3. It’s not easy to lose a game like that in a way like this…”

Kiriakos Pontikeas, player, Olympiacos

“This was a very hard and exciting game, we are very happy that we won. We took a timeout in the end, but I think we needed a huge amount of luck as well to come out as a winner. About our opponent in the final: both teams are very good, I am sure it will be a very hard game tomorrow.”

Marton Vamos, player, Szolnok

“We played very disciplined today. The first three quarters went as we planned, we were in front, we controlled the flow of the game. What happened in the last seconds of the game, it is simply unbelievable. It happens only once every hundred scenarios. Tomorrow we will give our maximum effort to win the bronze medal.