Tuesday, 26 January 2021
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Anastasi: We need to continue believing in our dream

Cristian Savani put in a great contribution for the Italians
Andrea Anastasi (Italy coach): "We changed three players that were on the bench at the beginning of the World League. Cerncic, Travica and Lasko are playing well now. We need to believe in this dream in the next matches. Today I think that our block put the Netherlands team  in real trouble. But we still need to improve in attack."

Matej Cernic (Italy captain): "I am happy. We are improving match after match. I do not how much is up to us but this is the third match in a row that we won against them. We are confident. But we have to stay with our feet on the ground because next Sunday in Modena we will have another story."

Peter Blangè (Netherlands coach): "I am sorry for the result. We gave too many opportunities to the Italian team. Our block started to work in the middle of the second set. And even if we played better in the third set, our mistakes were to heavy. Our third defeat in a row. Every time you face Italy is a great challenge. Italy came back last week and now we are in their position. In Modena we will face a fundamental challenge."

Wytze Kooistra (Netherlands): "We tried to be in the game like any other match. But we stayed behind most of the time. I think that the gap between the two teams is no larger now than it used to be. We missed in the inside out, and had the opportunity to have some winning breaks."

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