Quotes Ukraine vs. Portugal


Ukraine head coach Vadim Czeczuro
"The main thing is that we played focused, played well in defense in the first game. I always tell my basketball players to play aggressively on defense. We played very well in this match."

Ukraine forward Olena Zherzherunova
"The game was very easy for us. We expected to be nervous, trembling and anxiety in the first game. But we played very well."

Portugal forward Ana Oliveira
"We were nervous at the beginning of the match. I think in the second half we played better. This is the first game, it will be a lesson for us and the next game will be better."

Portugal head coach Ricardo Vasconcelos
"The game was really difficult for us. We started really bad. Ukraine played tough defense. We were unable to cope with their defense."