Russia vs. Italy Quotes


Giampiero TICCHI, Italy Head Coach

"We played one of the best teams in Europe, it was a big challenge. We knew we couldn't compete with them one-on-one.  Next game is a very important one."

Valeriy TIKHONENKO, Russia Head Coach

"It's really important that we won the battle for rebounds. The Italian team played really great today, using zone. In the first quarter we didn`t deliver ball to our post players, later we succeeded in this. We have only one task here - to defend the title. Becky Hammon? We are waiting."