France Head Coach Pierre Vincent
"We are really happy to start after a long day. It was difficult to wait. We have made one step but we have a long way to travel, lots of games, big expectations but we have to forget that and play defence and offence."
France player Celine Dumerc
"It was a long day to wait until nine tonight. We are happy because we were a little bit scared of this team in offence. Now the competition has started and we can breathe out and play the rest of the games."
Latvia Head Coach Aigars Nerips
"It was a very hard fight for us under the basket, too hard sometimes. It was an excellent game, great to see a full gym and I liked this atmosphere. We didn't defend well or box out and that is why we got too many fouls in the beginning."
Latvia player Liene Jansone
"Coming into this game we knew it was going to be a tough one, playing the opening game in France against the French team in front of their fans. They were strong, dominating inside and we had problems down there and on offence they were everywhere."