Sinan Guler, Turkey:
"I am proud for the way we played after we heard of the terrorist attack in our country [edit: Turkey players wore black ribbons]. It was not an easy task. Coming to the game, Italy were very clever with their comeback in the second half. The atmosphere and the audience in which we played was wonderful. We have to improve in the next games if we want to qualify."
Bogdan Tanjevic, Turkey head-coach:
"This night both team, Italy and Turkey, can be happy. It was a great show for those who attended the game. Each team played a good basket. We arrived tired at the end of the game: it is my fault. I have not been changing all players as in the other games we played. In the next days we have to recover our energy and get ready for the next game. It is not easy when you play and travel every three days. Congratulations to Italy, our road to EuroBasket is a little bit harder."
Luigi Datome, Italy:
"I am satisfied, very satisfied. It was a great experience to play and win in my hometown and in such an incredible atmosphere: people from Sassari gave us strong energy. We won it in the second half playing in a very good way. We wanted to win this game. We do not have so much time to enjoy this win, tomorrow we have to travel, practice and play again.
Simone Pianigiani, Italy head-coach:
"We are still inexperienced for this kind of games. In the first half we accepted to play in Turkey's rhythm, but not in the second one. The key of this match is that we were able to keep our concentration on the game, even when we were down. Our enthusiasm and our will to win helped us to fill the physical and athletic gap we have with Turkey. This victory is just another step to continue improving as a National team that tomorrow travels, practices even if is weak: this is the only way to become a [top] European team."