Netherland Captain Jeroen Trommel:
We started the game very good and used the possibilities we’ve got. But in the second set the troubles began. Italy intensified the pressure and we lost our heads. The pass became much worse, we had difficulties in attacking and Italy grew in the match. It is a painful, but good lesson for our young squad. Today we saw again in which aspects we have to improve.
Italian Head coach Andrea Anastasi:
I am very proud of my guys. By winning this match we are ending a series of bad results, despite of our play. Especially our blocking and the excellent play of substitute Michal Lasko brought Italy the victory.
Italian Captain Matej Cernic:
I am very happy with this victory, because we lost several matches from USA and China. That we win after two lost sets, shows that we are mentally good. Tomorrow we can expect a close match again, because our teams are well equalled.