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ALBA Berlin head coach Aito Garcia Reneses praised his players for their performance in the win over Valencia in Game 2 of the EuroCup Finals (95-92).

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Here is what the experienced coach said in the post-game press conference:

“For the moment I’m happy because I wanted mainly to compete and we competed. If we lost I’d be happy because we competed. To play in front of this Mercedes Benz Arena, full of people enjoying the game, is very good for our team.

Perhaps we played with better confidence in ourselves, with the difficulty that in front of us there was a team like Valencia scoring every time from long distance, but in the final plays we had faith in winning the game.”

Game 3 will be played in Spain on Monday (15/04). The winner will claim the EuroCup title.

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