Alain WEISZ, SAOS Hyeres Coach:
"After the match in Zagreb we had ten points to be caught up and thus it was necessary for us to win by at least 11 points to qualify us for the second round. We made it, and even more because we won by 17 points. It's the good performance that we delivered this evening and I am completely satisfied by the way we approached the match. The Croatians were very confident, but we made a serious match and the excellent performances of Draper and Nichols were decisive. Even if we qualify ourselves in the last 5 minutes of the match, we led throughout the meeting and I was confident. I had asked to the players to muzzle Bradley but he registered once again more than 20 points. It is the very good guard, that it will be necessary to follow in Europe."
"For the next tour, we shall thus play the Romanian of CSU ASESOFT Ploiesti. I am surprised enough because St Petersburg whom we had seen in the tournament of Bormio had made for us strong impression. It will thus be necessary to expect to meet a solid opponent for this second tour."
Dontaye DRAPER, SAOS Player:
"I am very satisfied that we won this evening. The coach spoke to me a lot me since the last weekend to Roanne where I had not brought what i owed to the team. I took this match very seriously and I made the job! I am rather satisfied by my performance of this evening, and apparently the coach so then everything is well."
Zdravko RADULOVIC, Cedevita Coach:
"I am necessarily very disappointed to be eliminated from the competition, especially having won by 10 points last time. I think that we had the means to win this evening, but we made too many errors in the last five minutes of the match. The HTV deserved certainly to win this evening, but we would have of all the same to qualify itself thanks to our advantage of points. I wish good luck to the HTV for the continuation of the competition"