Coach Carlo Recalcati: "We must recover as soon as possible from this defeat. I need the contribution of all my players if we want to do something at this EuroBasket. Of course, it is a bitter defeat considering the fact that we could have won.
I am nevertheless proud of my team because having played badly for 20 minutes, we came back strong and had a chance to win the game."
Massimo Bulleri: "Perhaps not all of us are on the same boat. But the will and the strength of this team is still here. We must show more focus in offense and defense tomorrow and try to make less errors and improve."
Jaka Lakovic on nailing the three-pointer at the buzzer to give his team a 69-68 win: "I had no time to think and that's why I made the shot."
Matjaz Smodis talking about the closing minutes of the game: "At that point I thought that we didn't have the character to win big games or to kill games off. In the end, we showed that we do have that character and that today's victory was merit of what we had done in the previous three quarters. This was my first official game with the national team after six years and I was really motivated to do well. I am very satisfied with my performance and I felt really good on the court."