Dusan Ivkovic (Serbia Coach):
"The opening game of the tournament is always very difficult, so I'm very happy with our win and we absolutely deserved it. We played extremely great defense allowing such a dangerous team offensively like Spain to score only 23 points by halftime and 37 after three quarters. We were playing like the best team of the tournament, and our pressure defense, as well as perimeter defense, was excellent."
Stefan Markovic (Serbia Guard):
"It was a very tough match for the whole 40 minutes, now we have to focus on tomorrow's match against Slovenia."
Sergio Scariolo (Spain Coach):
"Congratulations to the Serbian national team, they played a very good game, especially on defense. Our shooting percentage was very low, in part thanks to opposition's defensive work, but in part thanks to our missing too many open shots."
Sergio Llull (Spain Guard):
"Serbian team played very hard today, they didn't have any weak points and we made too many mistakes to win this game."