Andrea Anastasi, Italy coach – "It has been a difficult match, because we were playing against the runner-up's of the European Championship. I’m very happy. The younger players did well. The defense was strong but we can do better.
Valerio Vermiglio, Italy captain – "We are very happy for this important success in the first match of World League in Italy. We have always been focused and did not lose concentration during the match. This is important success for our mind."
Philippe Blain, France coach – "We are not at our top. The Italian team astonished us and we didn’t expect it. We made too many mistakes.
Olivier Kieffer, France captain – "I didn’t have a lot of decisive balls. We made a lot of mistakes that happened in important moments of the match. We have a very young team and it is not easy to always play well. This competition is very important for us to prepare for the FIVB World Championship in Italy.