Quotes Germany vs. Greece

12.09.2009

Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greece player:

"We won this game, but it is only the first step to the final round in Katowice. Now we are thinking about the next game against the Russians. Tomorrow we will play a friendly game against each other to prepare as well as possibile for the next match against Russia. Did I really almost destroy basket during making a slum dunk? Well, it's just my nature."

Jonas Kazlauskas, Greece Coach:

"They played an excellent game. They controlled the tempo. It was very difficult for us to play against such a team. I agree that free throws were our problem. Maybe it is a matter of psychology. The problem has to be solved."

Dirk Bauermann, Germany Coach:

"The biggest problem for us was the first quarter. We were over aggressive and committed unnecessary fouls. Generally we made mental mistakes and it took us time to solve these problems. When we found out that Dirk will not play we had the two hardest trainings ever. Maybe this team does not have experience but it has a great potential. We still have chances to get to the final eight."

Jan-Hendrik Jagla, Germany Player:

"Even if we lost I consider this game to be good. Couple of successful shots and slum dunks made by  Greek players resulted in our loss. We don't feel pressure, we gathered experience for the next game in this tournament."


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