Henrik Dettmann (Coach, Germany):
First of all, I would like to congratulate Turkey for their success. Against France, this was our 5th game in 6 days. We arrived in Istanbul late from Antalya. In the end of the game our mentality was stronger and that helped us in our win. The reason we play at this level is we are a team. That is why we won the game despite falling back in the beginning.
Alan Weisz (Coach, France):
It was a difficult game for us. We are disappointed. As can be seen in the stats, it is obvious that we lost the game because we failed in many departments.
Marco Pesic (Player, Germany):
Our goal in Eurobasket 2001 is to win a medal with this young team which gathered in mid June.
Laurent Scierra (Player, France):
It was a deception for me. We had not run. We had not shot properly. We let Nowitzki play. He is a leader and he managed his team well.