This kind of an imperative definitely had an influence as Lube won in four sets, struggling in two of them.
“My players were good at finding the mental strength which was required to start this match, especially knowing that we were ‘obliged’ to score a victory to remain as close as possible to first place in the standings, even more after the result of yesterday’s game between Perugia and Roeselare. We are obviously very happy with the final result, but we must learn from the loss of the third set that in the next match in Istanbul we need to be well focused from start to end in order to claim another victory,” Lube coach Giampaolo Medei admitted.
“It has been a very hard match, but this is normal as we faced one of the best teams in the world. We won one set, but we had many problems in reception and also with our offensive game, so I think it was impossible to do and achieve more than we did,” said Fenerbahçe coach Veljko Bašić.
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