Chinese captain Shen Qiong: "Italy played very well today. They did well in blocking and attacking which gave us a lot of pressure. Tomorrow is the 2nd match, we will adjust to be well prepared."
Italian captain Valerio Vermiglio: "We played very well today. The first set is close and important, but we won it. We did well in serve and defense and we will keep on tomorrow in the 2nd match."
China coach Zhou Jianan: "The China team played inconsistently today. The Italy team played better physically and mentally. They displayed their tactics and gave us a lot of pressure. Their serve destroyed our receiving, which made us passive in attack. And our fast attack and quickness was restricted. Our young players did not adjust their attitude timely and made many errors. I think our young players need such tough match to improve themselves."
Italy coach Andrea Anastasi: "I am happy about this match. The win is important to us, because our team ranks the 2nd now in Pool A. Tomorrow will be another match."