Post-final quotes, Champions League final Eight, Day 4.
Novi Beograd – Pro Recco 11-14
Zivko Gocic, Novi Beograd head coach:
We gave up in defence, with 14 conceded goals from Pro Recco it’s hard to win the final. The key moment in the game was the brutality of Eqhenique, which we did not take advantage of. Recco is a better team than us and they showed that.
Gergo Zalanki, Total Waterpolo MVP of Final Eight:
The last two years were amazing for me, the best in my carrier as an individual and as a team member. I love this team. We can do anything. It’s key to this success.
Luka Loncar, centre-forward of Pro recco:
This Recco no longer has superstars, we know who is the main player, we have head and tail, and we play as a team. We didn’t lose our heads when Echenique got with brutality. It is a pleasure to watch this Recco, we can play for a small number of goals and a large number of goals.
Aleksandar Ivovic, captain of Pro Recco:
A third Champions League in a row is a big result in itself as it has only happened once before in history. It shows how strong we are because something like this doesn’t happen every day.