Giampiero TICCHI, Italy Head Coach
"Congratulations to Spain, they won a tough game. We started really good then we slowed down. We couldn't break the defense of Spain, they didn't let us score more than 42 points. I'm not happy, absolutely, we had less time to be ready for this game but now we have to prepare for the next game."
Evaristo PEREZ, Spain Head Coach"It wasn't an easy game, and we were so nervous but I like if the team takes positive things from game even if it doesn't play so well. Congratulations to Italy. Regarding our possible semifinal opponents, Russia have more potential because of history and achievements. However, they have to play before and you never know who will win in the Quarter-Finals. For our way of play we wish to play with Latvia in semi-finals but we never know."