French captain Guillaume Samica : The Italians have put a lot of pressure on service and block. We did not find solutions to their power. We need to react because we can play better, while hoping for a less perfect match of the Italians.
French Coach Philippe Blain : It was a very difficult game tonight against a strong Italian Team. But we know World League and we know that on Sunday we will begin to zero.
Italian captain Christian Savani : We didn't expect to play that good level. We knew that the match had to be difficult. That's why we were very focused from the beggining to the end of the game.
Italian Coach Mauro Berruto : We are very happy and proud for this first victory in this World League. I saw on the court what we are working on. And this is the best gift for a coach. We had a very good performance in service and block. If we could add our good quality in attack, we could build something very interesting for the future.