Andrea Anastasi (Italy's coach): "It was a hard
game. I know we could get back into the game. I am afraid for my team. A win
would raise our feelings. We must improve from a mental point of view. I would
like to have the team more focused on the World League rather than on player
Alan Knipe (USA coach): "We played with great
intensity. My team showed good volleyball. On receiving, we played a great
game. Italy had great players. Gavotto and Savani played a great game."
Matej Cernic (Italy captain): "We lost a tight
match. I believe Italy played at the same level as the U.S.. We missed
something in our blocking though."
David Lee (USA captain): "It was our first important
game. After the first defeat (against the Netherlands) we are improving.
Receiving is our best skill."