"Despite our mistakes I think it was a goodf match for us and will serve as a learning experience for other matches. The Turkish team is a good one and made less errors than us."
Mesli Gurkaynak, Captain of Turkey
"It was our first match ever against Cuba. We have more experience and we used it. The Cubans have more physical capacity but our technique was superior and it was a key for our victory."
Joel Olazabal, Head Coach of Cuba
"Turkey is a great team with good players with experience. Our team is very talented but does not have the experience. Turkey did good job blocking and defending and we could not stop their offensive players as we planned."
Mehmet Bedesten, Head Coach of Turkey
"As I’ve said before, the first win did not mean nothing if we can’t win the second. Now it is very important for us to win tomorrow and go to Mexicali as winner of the pool. We have to take that step. In 2007 with eight of our current players we won the silver medal in the U-18 World Championnship and now we want to go further. Our victories are dedicated to players number 18 (Asuman Karakoyun) and number 2 (Busra Cansu) who had their birthday yesterday and number 8 (Ece Goren) who is celebrating today.