Mauro Berruto, Italy's coach: "We didn’t play a good match, committing too many mistakes in attack. France played better in defense. We must not think too much about this defeat because tomorrow we have the chance to win again."
Emanuele Binarelli, Italy's captain: "I’m sorry for the defeat in front of the Italian fans. For me, this was the first match as captain of Italy and I’m sorry for that even more."
Nicolas Marechal, France’s captain: "We are very happy for the first victory in this World League. After a very bad start in the tournament now we can do better in the next matches thanks to the effort of all the players on the team."
Philippe Blain, France’s coach: "I dreamt this beautiful victory. We played very well and for this reason I’m convinced that we can finish well in the World League."