Quotes Great Britain vs. Croatia

23.06.2013

Croatia Head Coach Stipe Bralic

"Great Britain played this game with more energy, we played very bad defence, especially in the first half. In the second half we played better in defence and on the fast break but it wasn't enough for the win in this game. The problem throughout the whole tournament was that we played very bad defence."

Croatia player Andja Jelavic
"In this game like every other game, except the first game, we had some problems mentally because I think we can play with all these teams but in the end we didn't show it on the court. I can only say that Great Britain played better than us and they beat us."

Great Britain Head Coach Damian Jennings
"There was an awful lot to play for, you are playing for your country. We did make history today, as a Great Britain side, even though we didn't make it to the quarter-finals. We belong in this second round now that we have got that first win in this round."

Great Britain player Kim Butler
"A lot of people said this game wasn't for anything and it didn't matter but I definitely disagree with that. We played for pride, we played for our countries. GB Basketball has been through a hell of a journey in my seven, eight years with the team.

"That is my last game, I'm definitely retiring. It's hard to turn your back on the game that has been your life."


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