Italy Captain Valerio Vamiglio: There were a few mistakes by the Italian team and the USA, but it was still a good game. It was very important.
U.S. Captain David Lee: I was disappointed with the results, obviously. This was a chance for us to secure the lead in Pool A. We lead the pool by one point. I thought we had a lot of mistakes, especially toward the end of the game.
Italy Coach Andrea Anastasi: We still have a chance to go to the final round. Our goal is to go to Serbia. The most important thing for us is to see the team play hard.
U.S. Coach Alan Knipe: Congratulations to Italy. I thought they passed better than us and they definitely served better than us. When you win in those two areas you are most likely to win the match.