Quotes Luxembourg vs. Latvia


Hermann Paar, Luxembourg coach:
"I am really happy with this result. After the game in Finland, where we have shown too much respect [to our opponents], we worked a lot and with less pressure and ecided to play our basketball - what we did very well tonight. We must continue like that, because for us, and the small country that we are, it is an honor to play against professional teams like Latvia."

Tessy Hetting, Luxembourg:
"We had to play a good game tonight. We wanted to do well after Finland, and I think we succeeded.  It was a hard game, we must learn a lot, against professional teams like that, this is really good for the future for us, and we will take every chance that we can have in this Group E."

Aigar Nerips, Latvia coach:
"The Luxembourg ladies played a big game; It was difficult in defense against their smaller players. We have a young group , with seven new players, and they must get experience and learn, because before we had a group with a lot of experienced ladies, now we must bide our time, to see where we made mistakes tonight, and then train a lot to improve. It’s a hard group, and I think it will be hard for everybody [to qualify] and includes us too."