Zvezdan Mitrovic (Monaco coach), after ASM’s victory against Asvel: “It’s a good game for us. But this is just one meeting among many. The last seconds felt like our last confrontation (identical score, 84-82 in favor of ASM). The feeling is only different because this time we won (he’s laughing). But beyond that, after thirty years of coaching, you no longer let yourself be surprised by these things. You play and you move on. On a Milan in two days, with Yakuba Ouattara and Léo Westermann still unavailable. We’ll have to see for Mike James. We don’t have time to process, we just have to stay focused.
TJ Parker (Asvel coach): “We knew what to do, and we didn’t. There were twelve of us, nine of them. We did not set the level of intensity required to destabilize them. We put them in confidence and at this level, when a workforce is tight, euphoria can win. This is typically what happened on the shot from the buzzer of Alpha Diallo ten meters at the buzzer of half-time. Congratulations to Monaco who attacked as they had to do what they had to do. For our part, conceding 46 points at the break is not possible. There are so many games to play. We must move on to the next and finally end this road trip, to breathe a little at home. At the moment, we don’t even have time to train. The November break should have been used for that and that was not possible because of the injuries and the Covid. One does what one can. “
Elie Okobo (leader of Asvel): “The last possession? I pass, get the ball from hand to hand, I shoot, miss and we lose … All games are important. And there from the start on saw that we were not in it. On a constantly chased after the score. My left hand had taken a hit, but I’m treating it and it’s okay. I finish with 8 assists but I lose 4 damaging balls and we lose. I am a competitor. Winning is all that matters to me. “