Javier Imbroda (Coach, Spain):
We knew Israel would fight till the last second. They have done a good job. I'm happy that we have won. Strong teams like Lithuania and Italy have been eliminated, this is good for us. Remaining teams have equal chances of championship. Teams have been leveled in the tournament. Progressing teams must be observed cautiously. Generation is getting younger, they should be handed some responsibility.
Lucio Angulo (Player, Spain):
Two teams were under pressure. We had problems in offense. We knew Israel would fight.
Muli Kazurin (Coach, Israel):
It's not easy to beat Spain. It is the best team in Ankara. We couldn't use our chance of defeating them. We missed the last shot. Letting them take an offensive rebound led to our loss.
Puppy Turgeman (Player, Israel):
They played well, we could have won. I'm sorry we are not going to Istanbul.