Sasa Obradovic (coach of Monaco, 80-70 winner of Asvel): “We started off difficult. I do not understand why. Against an even stronger team, you never come back. We also missed the opportunity to control the match. I expected a complicated match. He was, against a coach whose philosophy is to play on post-ups. But I thought we would defend a little better. Diallo changed the match by scoring from distance. We give him freedom and more opportunity to shoot three-pointers. He is very intelligent, knows how to read the game and continues to defend very well. This fifth consecutive victory gives even more confidence for the future. But in the future, I expect more density to be offered. We will continue to develop, like Jordan (Loyd), who is still finding his rhythm.”
Gianmarco Pozzecco (Asvel coach): “Congratulations to Monaco, a very strong team. But I am very proud of my players. We are on the right path. Even though we still have to grow in different areas, we had a good game, especially in the 3rd quarter. But Monaco was able to come back. As for the referees, they must respect us more. Even if we only have one victory in the competition, they must respect us.
Comments collected at a press conference