Igor Grudin (Russia Coach): I am satisfied with the result. The first period was tough, however, in the second period we played really well in offence, which caused the difference in score. It was important for us to start the championship with a victory.
Maria Stepanova (Russia): We had an easy victory against Romania. In some periods of the game Romania played intensive defence, yet we played more seriously and with more concentration and we won the game.
Don Feseriu (Romania Assistant Coach): We had real troubles in scoring. Playing against Russia is very difficult and added to that we are short in height compared to Russia.
Larissa Toma (Romania): We could not play our normal game. Russia is a tall team. We played partly well, in some parts of the game we put up good defence. We hope that we will play much better in the next games.