«The start of the match was quite decisive for what was then the whole trend of the game. The game wasn’t in our hands, and we suffered. Venezia is a quality team with a great deal of confidence and it showed tonight with good stats from the arc. In the second quarter, we upped our game in defence but they were still able to score some very difficult baskets. But the first quarter marked the game. Despite this, we didn’t give up and we believed in ourselves, but without a strong defence like we were able to conjure up in the past, we struggled. We really need to play the open court and find baskets in transition. In addition, with the absence of Eyenga, we are playing a very perimeter game and unless you have a strong defence, you struggle. But I am confident that in the games that follow and with a full team, we’ll be able to do good things. We have all it takes to do a lot better than we did today and to put on a better performance than today for the full 40 minutes».