Filippo Lanza, Captain of Italy: “We started the match without focusing properly and we made many mistakes during the entire match. Serbia is a real good team and they played very well”.
Aleksandar Atanasijevic, Captain of Serbia: “It was a difficult match, the first and second sets were very difficult and then we started going better. Congratulations to Italy which is a very good team. This match was a great step towards the semi-finals and we realize that when we are under pressure we can give our best. We now have to focus on the match against India”.
Mario Barbiero, Coach of Italy: “We did not play well today. We started really nervous and we did not manage to get out of it. We played great for moments during the second set but Serbia showed to be a really strong team. I hope that these two defeats in a row will not be a problem for my guys. We now know that we will not be in the contest for the four best places but I am still satisfied with my guys for what they have done so far.
Milan Djuricic, Coach of Serbia: “We played a really good match. We also started really nervous, Italy had four more points approaching the end of the match, but we managed to get better. Our defense and serving was very good. The second set we played particularly well; we now must win against India to get to the semi-finals, I believe in my team and I expect to win tomorrow”.