Aleksander Petrovic (Coach, Croatia):
It is very difficult to play 100% after a game like we had played against Turkey. You think you are going to the semi finals but then you find yourself playing for the 7th place. This created problems in our concentration. My players were emotionally empty. In the first half, Latvia ran over us and we could not keep up which forced us to work very hard for a comeback. We had played Latvia 4 times this year and each time they kept getting better. They also added an inside game with a quality player like Kambala.
Armands Kraulins (Coach, Latvia):
I would like to congratulate the Croatian team. Luck was on their side today with all the loose balls ending up in their hands. We had 2 players sidelined with injuries, which hurt us.
Raimonds Miglinieks (Player, Latvia):
We wanted to play our best game in our last match. I am very happy for all of my team-mates and the coaching staff for having such a good tournament.