Evgeny Trefilov, Russia’s team handball coach, after his team’s loss to South Korea in the quarterfinals
On the result:
"You want me to explain what happened and say I am not guilty? It will never happen. I am guilty full stop. It wasn’t the team who lost the match it was me who totally lost it."
On his future and the future of Russian handball:
”There are no prospects for Russian handball. None whatsoever. However, if my immediate resignation would have helped it, I would’ve submitted it right now. I’m afraid nothing will help Russian handball as things stand at the moment.”
"There are no talented youths in Russian handball at the moment. The generation of over 30s is going and there’s no-one in Russia who could take their place."
"Actually the same is going to happen to Norway or Spain, but I am only talking about Russia. Our first division is (just) kids playing around. There are no serious players there."