After the win in the 7DAYSEuroCup final against Bursaspor, Massimo Zanetti spoke to the press, “I am very happy, both for the result and for the atmosphere during the match. It was a win for the city because this club together with Bologna Calcio and Fortitudo is a heritage of the city and I told the mayor that the city must also do something for us. It was beautiful and with this trophy a cycle closes and a new one opens because now we have to work so that we return to the top eight teams in Europe as Milano is already there. I put the money in and those who work have shown that they know how to use it to the best advantage.
It was beautiful and exciting to see the transport of our fans. It is the win of all of Bologna, of basketball city. I am happy because next year we will have two Virtus in the Euroleague, men and women. And with both we want to be competitive. I can already imagine the challenges with Real Madrid and Barcelona. We will be ready to compete with the best. I told the mayor that this is a gift for the city of Bologna, to whom I dedicate this Eurocup: only this city can feel basketball so intimately. We promised a five-year path and we have kept it, there is a lot of work, a lot of experience in this path and there are the skills of Luca Baraldi and Paolo Ronci. It is a great joy for me as well as for them: in the locker room I told them that we will calmly take a picture all together, because it is a historical trio. Virtus Bologna has a very long path, with many victories. And in this way the club continues on its way, because the tradition of Virtus is victory. With a capital V, like the one it wears on its undershirts.
It is among the best sports moments of my life, I have to say that I am the man who put Ayrton Senna in the car, and Ayrton gave me so much joy but also so much pain. This is pure joy. As is the warmth of this extraordinary fan.”