Artem Vikhrov: “These kinds of losses are pretty derailing”

Zenit’s guard, Artem Vikhrov, noted that his team struggled to make up for their mistakes in the third quarter and continued down that road in the fourth quarter, finishing with some shaky play in the end of the match.
Artem Vikhrov: “These kinds of losses are pretty derailing”

— Already for a few matches in a row we’ve had some problems playing well in the third quarter. Today we had to try and deal with that again and we were successful at times with that. We defended well, chased down our opponents and we able to break on the attack as well.

— In the last quarter we let UNIKS break away owing to our mistakes in defense, giving up some three pointers and we weren’t able to recover from that.

I don’t think that we were really scared going into the match since we are going to play against other Euroleague teams as well. These kinds of losses, where you have a chance to win, but you lose as a result of your own mistakes, they’re pretty derailing. Now we’ll have to look into what went wrong, analyze the game and get ready for our upcoming game against Beshiktash.