Sunday, 24 September 2017
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 Match info | Press Conference
"This is certainly not how we wanted to start this tournament," said USA captain William Priddy.

The after match press conference
USA captain William Priddy: “This is certainly not how we wanted to start this tournament. We made a lot of errors, while the Polish team played well. It is always very difficult to win the game on this level with these two things happening.”

“We are very happy that we played such a good match. The thing that coach Anastasi said during the press conference before the tournament, that we would fight for every ball in these matches, it definitely came true today. We showed what kind of team we are, we showed a lot of character. We know that tomorrow we will have a totally different game. The USA is a very good team; we realize it will not be easy, so we can't be sure we will win again,” said Polish captain Michal Bakiewicz.

American head coach Alan Knipe: "It was definitely a disappointing night. We obviously wanted to play better. Poland was great tonight, they played better in every area. Our team has a lot to show, which they didn't do today. We didn't play very well and it is a disappointment for us.”

“I am very happy because we started this year's World League with a victory. We fought for every ball and we will continue to do so in the next game. Tomorrow, it will be a different game. The U.S. team is great and I have a lot of respect for the coach, my friend, Alan Knipe and his team, because it was their first game after a long journey. I think they will be able to recover and tomorrow will not be an easy day,” said Poland's head coach, Andrea Anastasi.


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