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Italy overcomes difficulties against Tunisia

Filippo Lanza (r) and coaches Mario Barbiero and Ben Slimane

Filippo Lanza, Captain of Italy: “We wanted to win today’s match but also tomorrow’s against Puerto Rico is very important. Tunisia played very well especially with their attacks. It was a difficult match and the good thing is we succeeded.”

Mario Barbiero, Coach of Italy: “First of all congratulations to Tunisia which has played very good match. They focused in some of our weaknesses and created many difficulties. Finally we could overcome those tough difficulties in the key moments of the match. I am very proud of my players.”

Lotfi Ben Slimane, Coach of Tunisia: “Italy is a great team and I am very happy with the way my players performed today which was better than yesterday. We don’t have the experience to close the sets and the matches, but we must pay attention to that in tomorrow’s match against Egypt. About that match, they don’t have any pressure because they are 0-2 but for us is a very important one because we can advance to the next phase. I hope my players will be ready for the challenge.”


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