Dmitry Kulagin: "The team had a great euroseason"

Zenit’s guard, who was managed to recover ahead of one of the most important games in the Eurocup, spoke about what was missing from the team in the final match of the tournament. 
Dmitry Kulagin: "The team had a great euroseason"

—Honestly, we weren’t able to come out on top because we didn’t have enough strength. We were playing against a really strong opponent and we had already given so much of our emotions and physical strength that it was clear that we just didn’t have enough at the end, although we fought until the very end. We sat back a bit, were tired and it was demonstrably visible just what kinds of mistakes we were making at the end of the match. If Gordeev, Desyatnikov and Komolov hadn’t come out as subs at the end of the game, the score might have been even bigger, the really helped us out a lot at the end. All of the guys were playing like one team and I think that’s a real positive. 

— Why was Khimki able to have that large of a win? 
—Our opponent has some high scoring players: just look at hoe many three points they had. Khimki is one of the leaders of Russian basketball, it’s a team that has a lot of solid players, they are always playing really confidently at home and were incredibly motivated. of course we expected it would be a tough match, this is after all an opponent in the Euroleague. 

—How do you rate the team's play in the Eurocup? 
—I don’t want to evaluate my own game, I missed a lot of matches as a result of my injury and I couldn’t show everything I wanted to. But the team had an amazing euroseason. For us it’s a really big achievement, and we understood that we could beat any opponent.