USA Middle Blocker David Lee: "This was disappointing. We definitely wanted to finish the World League with a win and perhaps have the opportunity to advance to the final six. I thought we played well at times, but we gave up a lot of runs of five or six points. It was great to play Russia and congratulations to them."
Russia captain Alexey Kazakov: "Today we did very well with our serving. Our guys got back the feeling of winning. They needed this win before the final round."
USA coach Alan Knipe: "Congratulations to Russia on two counts, winning the match and winning the pool. They did a great job and they earned the pool victory. Russia missed a lot of serves last night. They didn’t miss as many tonight. Because of that we ended up off the net a lot and they got a lot of blocks."
Russia coach Daniele Bagnoli: "I am very happy especially for some of my younger players to have this experience. At the meeting we had this morning, I tried to convince the players that they could play better than yesterday. Yesterday was really terrible. Today we played much better. I thought it was a good situation, especially without our first setter, who had some trouble yesterday.”