This is what the protagonists had to say after the quarterfinals showdown between Valencia Basket and Boulogne Metropolitans 92.
Post-game quotes: Valencia vs. Metropolitans
Valencia Basket head coach Joan Peñarroya:
"We are very happy for the victory and for qualifying to the semifinals of this thrilling EuroCup season, with so many surprises under the new format. We knew it was going to be a tough game. Offensively, I think we carried the game really well, playing with a lot of balance, finding good situations. Maybe we slowed down a bit in the fourth quarter and at the end of the third quarter due to their zone defense, but even with that, I think we did well. But we had up-and-downs on our defense. We could have done better and the team knows that it has to be better in some one-on-one situations, making better use of the fouls. They punished us a lot, going to the foul line often. But it is obvious that Cummings and McRae are talented slashers in this situation. We played a good game in general terms, and are happy to stay in the competition, looking forward to keep doing well."
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 head coach Vincent Collet:
"We started too late and they had many options. We slowed them down a little bit and came back to -7, but we couldn't make the last 2-3 stops that could have given us a better chance. They were better, and deserved it. I think we played good, finished third in our group and played very well in the eighthfinals, but today, it was a step that was too high for us.
"Congratulations to Valencia for their good win, and good luck to them for the semifinals against Virtus. I think we didn't start with a good manner. We were quite good on offense in the first quarter but couldn't let them have this confidence from the beginning. I think they scored 14 points in the first 2-3 minutes. We wanted to try to slow them down and were not able to do it except in the last quarter. I think it was the only time they missed a couple of shots in a row and we made some stops that gave us a chance to come back, -7, but it was a little bit late. Again, they made the key baskets to get the win."
Valencia Basket - FC Bayern Munich | Round 22 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Chris Jones feeds Kyle Alexander with an alley-oop for a dunk
7DAYS Magic Moment: Shannon Evans feeds Kyle Alexander for a dunk
7DAYS Magic Moment: Shannon Evans nails a three-pointer
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul - Olympiacos Piraeus | Round 22 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: The Shaq Attack!
ALBA Berlin - Valencia Basket | Round 21 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Alexander throws it down!
Valencia Basket - Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade | Round 20 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Prepelic feeds Alexander to slam!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Lopez-Arostegui beats the buzzer!
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne - Valencia Basket | Round 19 | Highlights
Valencia Basket - Anadolu Efes Istanbul | Round 18 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Puerto posterizes Singleton!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Klemen Prepelic fools the Efes defense with great pass for Jaime Pradilla!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Josep Puerto posterizes Chris Singleton!
Valencia Basket - Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade | Round 17 | Highlights
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan - Valencia Basket | Round 16 | Highlights
Valencia Basket - FC Barcelona | Round 15 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Prepelic's big block!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Rivero's buzzer-beater!
Focus on: Victor Claver, Valencia Basket
FC Bayern Munich - Valencia Basket | Round 14 | Highlights
Bojan Dubljevic | Round 13 MVP | 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Valencia Basket - Panathinaikos Athens | Round 13 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Rivero beats the buzzer!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Webb's chase-down block!
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv - Valencia Basket | Round 12 | Highlights
Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade - Valencia Basket | Round 11 | Highlights
Valencia Basket - Zalgiris Kaunas | Round 10 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Webb's reverse dunk!
Valencia Basket - Real Madrid | Round 9 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Rivero hammers it home!
Virtus Segafredo Bologna - Valencia Basket | Round 8 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Teodosic makes Cordinier enjoy
Valencia Basket - AS Monaco | Round 7 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Webb wins it!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Jones with the big three!
Focus on: Chris Jones, Valencia Basket
Olympiacos Piraeus - Valencia Basket | Round 6 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Valencia's game-winning block by Webb
7DAYS Magic Moment: Prepelic finds Webb on the other side
7DAYS Magic Moment: Steal and buzzer-beating dunk
Valencia Basket - ALBA Berlin | Round 5 | Highlights
7 DAYS Magic Moment: Lopez-Arostegui beats the buzzer!
7 DAYS Magic Moment: Alexander finished the job in style!
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul - Valencia Basket | Round 4 | Highlights
Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Valencia Basket | Round 3 | Highlights
Magic Moment: Blocks on both ends
Valencia Basket - LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne | Round 2 | Highlights
Valencia Basket center Bojan Dubljevic:
"I think we did a great job. I am really proud of my team. We fought until the last moment. We played against a great, great team but we had great fans. La Fonteta today was amazing, so we continue. We have two more. We are playing maybe the best team in the list [Virtus] by the names. It is going to be really hard but I think if we have fans like tonight, we can fight against them, too."