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Quotes Turkey vs. Spain

12 September 2009

Bogdan Tanjevic (Turkey Coach):

"The key to the win was our transition defense, we used a lot of energy for this. It's another game which will help us reach our goal of making top four of this tournament."

Sinan Guler (Turkey Guard):

"The key to winning this game was to stop Spanish players from getting too many offensive rebounds. In the first half they had 10 rebounds, in second half only three. We showed great courage and hustle, and we executed some big plays offensively and defensively."

Sergio Scariolo (Spain Coach):

"It was a very close game and both teams played very hard. Congratulations to Turkey, they were better over last five minutes of the game. They had many offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter and they played excellent defense. Now we need to focus on our next game against Lithuania. After I took a time-out I saw that Turkey put four big guys on the floor and we wanted to play 1-on-1. Sergio Llull beat his defender, but he was blocked. I don't know if he was fouled or not."

Raul Lopez (Spain Guard):

"We played a very good game, but to win against such a good team like Turkey you need a concentration for the full 40 minutes. We didn't do it and that's why we lost. We will keep growing as a team and now we need to rest, and think positive about next games. We still believe we can win here."

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