Monday, 21 April 2014
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Blangè: We were beaten by a very confident Italian team

A solid Italian wall greets Kay Van Dijk
Andrea Anastasi (Italy coach): I was a little bit worried because leaving for the U.S. with 4 successes would mean that we could still be on the run. Now I am happy for the players. They were great for the sacrifice they made during the week, training after training to reach this target.

Matej Cernic (Italy captain): It's a great success. The most positive point of last two weeks is that we improved match after match and our game is much better now. The group is improving. We started in very different context and now we battle for the success. That is a big difference. 

Jeroen Trommel (Netherlands  captain): Compliments to Italy. They played very well these last 4 matches. We missed blocking in crucial moments while Italy was great in maintaining the same standard. We still have to work to make a step forward.  

Peter Blangè (Netherlands coach): I have seen very confident Italian team. Travica was outstanding in serving. Savani and Lasko were great in attack. Birarelli and Sala in blocking. We missed 1 or 2 balls every set. The consequence is clear.
  

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