Eddy Casteels over Niels De Ridder: “If he hadn’t played, we would probably have won”
In the press conference after the game between Antwerp and Leuven (82-63), Eddy Casteels had some nice words for Niels De Ridder.
“If Niels De Ridder hadn’t played, we would probably have won. I’d rather play against Phil Cofer than against him, when you see the difference.. Did you see Remco Nunes play today ? Did you see Malcolm Bernard play today ? That’s exactly the same, basketball is a simple game“, said the former Belgian Lions coach.
When Niels De Ridder entered the game, the score was 14-28 for Leuven, when he was subbed out, the score was 64-47 for Antwerp. That’s an impressive plus/minus of 31 ! He recorded 12 points (4/4 shooting) and 4 rebounds, but he also bring what’s not on the score sheet: energy to the team.
“If De Ridder doesn’t receive playing time next season in Antwerp, he can always come to Leuven“, added a smiling Eddy Casteels.