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men s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

Brazil beat Italy 3-1 (25-15, 24-26, 25-20, 25-22) - duration 1:36
29-Aug, start time: 14:30 - Attendance: 9'350
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Andrea SARTORETTI (ITA) - wing spiker

"I think that the team that played best today won. And I should say that they played well throughout the tournament and not only today."

Gilberto GODOY FILHO (BRA) - wing spiker

"Italy is a very strong opponent. We managed to control our emotions. The key for our win was our serves and blocking. It is always hard to play against Italy. We are very happy to bring back the gold medal."

On the Brazilians' gold medal:

"We have two gold medals now, one for the World Championship and one for the Olympic Games. That is all that matters. We are winners. We were here for the first place. Every player had this and only this on his mind. I am so happy."

Gianpaolo MONTALI (ITA) - head coach

"Congratulations to the team of Brazil. They were the favourite for the gold medal. If we had played a fifth set, we would have seen a completely different match."

Bernardo REZENDE (BRA) - head coach

"We had a lot of weight on us. We had great support amongst the members of the team. Congratulations to the team of Italy; they are always a great and tough opponent."

Andre NASCIMENTO (BRA) - Universal

"We are the winners. We felt much pressure during the match but we finally made it. We did it. We are the gold medalists. This is Brazil."

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