Quotes Germany vs. Romania


Elisabeth Pavel, Romania:
"This was a very tough game for us. Germany played very strong defense but I think we played pretty well too. Germany was much more aggressive than Sweden in our first game. We definitely have to play better defense in the coming games and even in offense we have to be more aggressive than we weree today."

Dan Fleseriu, Romania coach:
"Congratulations to Germany! This was a bad game for us. 20 turnovers are way too many for us to win this game. Germany put a lot of pressure on us with a very good defense. Their team is well organized. We have to be more aggressive on both ends of the court in our next games. And of course we have to limit our turnovers."

Andreas Wagner, Germany coach:
"I´m very pleased with our game today because the first game is always the hardest. You do not know exactly where you stand [before the game]. Our defense was very strong but in the next games we have to avoid some weak minutes like [we had] today. Overall I´m very relieved about our first win."

Romy Bär, Germany:
"First of all I want to thank our great fans which supported us so well. This first win is very important for us. Our next game in Spain will be easier because they are the big favourites. Today we can be almost content but we have to remain concentrated over 40 minutes; but it´s good to see that we can and will get better."