France captain Olivier Kieffer: “The game quality was very good, expecially because it was the first match of the competition. We hope to reach the same level also in the next match versus Bulgaria."
Czech Republic captain Andrei Hudecek: “We lost very important points in the fifth set, we are not very happy because we were supposed to win. But tomorrow we will have another important match versus China and we prepare it in the same way."
France coach Philippe Blain: “We expected a very hard game. My colleague made his team play very good Volleyball. We stayed cool for five sets, but I'm also happy about the mind of my players. We will try to finish in the first or second place in the pool."
Czech Republic coach Jan Svoboda: “Congratulations to France. It was a very important match for both teams. We missed the most important balls of the match, but we don't want to think too much about that. Tomorrow we have to play China."