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The importance of the first victory

Italians Filippo Lanza (R) and Mario Barbiero at the press conference

Filippo Lanza, Captain of Italy: “We are very happy with this start. We had difficulties in the second set but then recovered for the next two following the instructions given by our coach. Now we hope to win our next match avoiding the difficulties.”

Mario Barbiero, Coach of Italy: “It is very important to get this first victory. In the second set the Egyptians changed their services and our young players couldn’t deal with that. After two or three mistakes the fear appeared. But then they had a good reaction showing character and playing as a team.”

Omar Hassan, Captain of Egypt: “We need to improve our basic skills like receiving, setting and serving to do well against Puerto Rico. It was very difficult to play against Italy because not only because they are good but also playing at home.”

Attia Hossam, Coach of Egypt: “Today we played a bad match with many mistakes in the reception and serves. I hope we can remove those errors in our next match. Italy is a good squad and made a good preparation for this match. Congratulations.”


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