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11/06/2008

POSTGAME FLASHQUOTES BRAZIL vs SPAIN


Natalia Mares (Brazil player)

"I think this is a great victory because we have played against Spain who is a powerful team."

"Belarus is also a great team but we think we would win it. Against them, we have to play calmly and be very concentrated."

"We would like to play in the quarters finals game against Cuba because there's a great rivalry between the two teams."

Kelly Da Silva (Brazil player)

"We have started the game in a very good way, we were concentrated and this allowed us to take the lead. Spain has got great players like Montañana and Valdemoro, but we did a great work in defense and we obtained a main victory."

"At the end of the game, it was plain to see that they will comeback because they are a great team. We knew that it would be a tough game and that we had to play hard the whole game. Finally, the details helped us to win. "

"I think that Belarus is an opponent that fits to our way of playing. They play in a calm way, controling the game. These players are really disciplined, in exchange we prefere play fastbreak and with shorter ball possessions."

Anna Montañana (Spain player)

"This game was very complicated and tough. We managed to comeback but in the end we have made mistakes and this gave the victory to Brazil."

"In the ultimate quarter, the referees didn't give the foul and this damaged us so in the last minute of the game, they could have played more aggressives. Nevertheless, the referees ain't an answer, we had a poor three points shots percentage and important defensive mistakes. This are the two main aspects that we have to work on for the next game."

"We don't care about our rival in the quarters finals game. Some of our players want Cuba and others Belarus. Nevertheless, we will have to play hard to win against both theses teams."

 

POSTGAME FLASHQUOTES BELARUS - CHINESE TAIPEI

Katsiaryna Snytsina (Belarus player)

"We couldn't keep on the level, it has been a really hard game for us."

"We don't know much of Brazil and we didn't really talk about them."

Yelena Leuchanka (Belarus player)


"Against Brazil we have to be patient, avoid loosing balls, play little by little and be patient. We have different basketball style : they have a crazy one whereas we have a more slower way of playing, another rhythm."



POSTGAME FLASHQUOTES CHINESE TAIPEI - CUBA

Lin Yao Hung (Chinese Taipei head coach)


"At first I want to emphasize that Wei-Chuan Chien has been playing for 25 years with the national team and this is one of the reasons for us to get qualified to Beijing. In the next tournaments I would like Chien to be the head coach of the Chinese Taipei national team, and I hope that is we can play at the Olympics anytime, she will be the coach".

"Playing this tournament has served us to prepare the next Asian Championship. As we don't have tall players, we have to get better de three-point shot and de speed of our game".

Wei-Chuan Chien (Chinese Taipei player)

 
"We are a team with height problems and that eas against us to capture rebounds. Moreover, Belarus was technically better and it was a very complicated game to get the win".

Anatoli Buyalski (Belarus head coach)


"We are very happy with the result, because we started very nervous and it has been a very difficult game".

"We have seen Brasil against Spain and we think that foir us is better playing against the american team because they base their gaome in the paint whereas Spain has very quick guards and forwards and we would have problems to defend them".

"Our national competition just finished two weeks ago and we didn't have enough time to prepare this tournament and today's game has been a good example of the problems we had in the preparation".

Natalia Marchanka (Belarus player)


"This game has been very diferent of the one against Cuba. We made less turnovers and we were more concentrated".

"We have been watching the game of Brasil against Spain and all the players preferred Brasil as a quarterfinal rival".


POSTGAME FLASHQUOTES ANGOLA - CZECH REPUBLIC


MARIA AFONSO (Angola player)

"The game has been very hard because we have played against a team who has experience in internationales games. The Czech Republic is a stronger team and the better has won."

"We have been forced to play far away because the one X one have been hard and we had to wait to find good opportunities to shoot."

"Latvia is also a complicated team but we will fight, complexless and I believe that our key will be our defense and long shots.

BARBARA GUIMARAES (Angola player)

"Against Latvia it's important to defense and play well."

 

 
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