Björn Andrae, German captain: “This match was a real fight, both teams played at a very high level and that was for us a big step forward in comparison with the game against Serbia. Congratulations to Poland; of course we are disappointed since the difference in the end was that small but we can take a lot of positives from this game”.
Germany’s mentor Raul Lozano: “Some details decided the final outcome of the sets, sometimes we were lucky to score these rallies, sometimes not. Anyway, we saw a totally different team than yesterday with Serbia and this is very important to me. My congratulations to Poland as I feel they deserved to win”.
Pawel Zagumny, Poland’s captain: “I agree with Björn that we saw a great game tonight. We knew we had to win this match to qualify for the next round and we are pleased with the final result”.
Daniel Castellani, Poland’s coach: “Before the start of the game I told my players that we had to be ready for a big fight and a long match. My forecasts were correct, as I said we were going to play five sets and the tie-break would have ended with a margin of only two points. I told them they did not have to be afraid of playing well or bad, but to simply stay tuned and focused and finally we won the game”.