Latvia Head Coach Ainars Bagatskis:
„It is always hard to start every championship- it is the same for all teams including favorites. We are young, we are ambitious - we already know how to play now we need to learn how to win. The French team made less turnovers - that's one of main reasons why we lost today"
Latvia Guard Janis Blums:
„Congratulations to the French team with a victory. We are a young team, maybe we still lack some experience, but I think today we have shown to the whole Europe that we can play on this level "
Franc eHead Coach Vincent Collet:
„We are very happy to finish with a win, because what Latvia did in the first half was incredible. Despite this level of Latvia, we stood under control, especially offensively against the zone. I just hope we are going to become better and better"
France Point Guard Tony Parker:
„Latvia made it tough for us, Blums was on fire during the whole game, but we have managed to play better defense in the second half and won the game. Now when I have won everything in the NBA, Olympic Games is my dream."