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Mentality is necessity players can’t lack, says Italy’s coach


Italy's head coach Luca Pieragnoli and team captain Ofelia Malinov in an interview with journalists

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 2, 2013 – Italy’s head coach Luca Pieragnoli said his team have to grow up to learn more experience. Following are quotes from head coaches and team captains of Italy and Egypt.

Luca Pieragnoli, head coach of Italy: “I think my team gained experience from this match. We learned a lot even from the losers. I think we have to grow up to learn more experience. Mentality is a necessity players can’t lack. If they grow up with good mentality, they will learn how to turn things around optimistically.”

Ofelia Malinov, team captain of Italy: “I think the result in our previous match disappointed us. We lost hearts to continue, but we later accepted that we have to change our mind. We must have to play because we can’t give up without possibility to win.”

Maged Mostafa, assistant coach of Egypt: “We played today a good match because we played on the lead points of Italy. Italy came today losing yesterday from 1st-8th place. They felt so disappointed playing in this stage. We will go up against the losers between Chinese Taipei and Puerto Rico and we try to do our best.”

Heidi Kandiel, team captain of Egypt: “Our team’s performance went that way. We are not that tall, but I think we performed well. Our next match must be better.”
 
 

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