Finland guard Petteri Koponen
"One cannot be overly disappointed, when you win by 30 points. But in all honesty we were soft in the second half after a good first one. There was a chance for a 50-point-win, but we took it. Qualifiers have now been opened on our part too and we got the first win. That's the most important thing. Now we are facing tough match-ups since we know that Poland and Belgium are our main opponents in the group."
Finland head coach Henrik Dettmann
"All was fine as long as we played basketball. When we switched to senior basketball I think there were more mouths running than legs. Now we are turning our attention to Poland. They lost their first game, so it won't be an easy game for them next Tuesday. But it won't be easy for visitors either."
Albania player Afrim Bilali
"Tonight we played against a team, which was 9th overall at the EuroBasket final tournament last summer. We prepared for this game well, and I am rather satisfied with our performance. Still, we were far from our maximum and we will be ready to play much better basketball in the upcoming qualifier games."
Albania head coach Ronald Avrami
"In the first and second quarters, we were extremely nervous and couldn't get our own game going at all. We are a very inexperienced team and didn't know how to play defense against Finland and if they shoot the ball like they did in 1st quarter, they're very difficult to beat. However, I must thank my players for the heart they showed in 3rd and 4th quarters; we adjusted to the tempo of the game and could stop Finland from scoring. We couldn't cut our turnovers, though. We try to minimize our mistakes in the future and play better in the next games."