Spain v Russia 10-9 Day 11, Men, for places 5-8
Gabriel Hernandez, head coach, Spain
We had to win this match, as always, to stay in the tournament. Im not really satisfied with the game, in the first three quarters we played well, with energy, but in the last I dont know why couldnt keep the level of our focus high enough.
Erkin Shagaev, head coach, Russia
Of course we wanted to win, however, Im not so disappointed that we lost. For us it was important to get a very good experience here. I think we player well today, obviously Spain was better today, particularly in the first two quarters.
Albert Espanol, player, Spain
The important thing is that we won. We were leading throughout the whole match but at the end we gave some chances to them and we almost got in trouble. The game was tough, we are not so satisfied but we won and thats what matters now.
Dmitrii Kholod, player, Russia
It was a hard match against a very great team. They are prepared tactically and physically, we played bad, I think we scored from only 20 percent of our shots. We will watch this match again and try to solve the problems.