Osmany Juantorena (Itas Diatec Trentino): “It’s always special against Modena. When those two teams meet, there’s always spectacular games. I’m sure this will be the case again on Sunday, our opponent are capable of great performances and we know we’ll have to work hard to get a victory”.
Daniele Bagnoli (coach Casa Modena): “We’re entering the most difficult but also the most exciting phase of the season. Let’s make one step at a time and focus today on Trento. Then there will be the Italian Cup. We’re up against the best away from home, there cannot be any better test to see where we stand. Today, we are behind the three top teams and with the others right behind us (Monza and Belluno), and we have a tough fixture list coming. We want to feel closer to the top teams, but we have to show we’re worth it on court, we obviously need to play at our best, we need to step up and be consistent. We’ll try everything to win in Trento, I am curious to see how my team will do against the Trento players, who put you under tremendous pressure at all time. Last year’s semi-final? A very nice moment although it did not end happily for us, but this chapter is closed. We’re now a different team, this is a different story. We have to prove what we’re worth”.