FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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I am not satisfied with the performance of our spikers, says Italy coach


It was an important victory but it was not a good game for us, said Italy coach Davide Mazzanti.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 23, 2013 – The African champions from Egypt made their best to resist against Italy but could not cope with the athletically and technically skills of their opponents. Egypt blocked our spikers very well, said Italy coach Davide Mazzanti.

Italy coach Davide Mazzanti: It was an important victory but it was not a good game for us. I am not satisfied with the performance of our spikers. They made many mistakes and Egypt blocked them very well. Next time we have to be able to change tactics during the game.

Italy captain Cristina Chirichella: We experienced many difficulties today. Egypt played excellent in defence. No match is easy at this championship and we have to fight even more. 

Egypt coach Hesham Badrawy: We knew about Italy’s power. We tried to do our best but it was not good enough this time. Now we already focus on the next match.  

Egypt captain Farida El Askalany: In the second set especially at the end we played very well, we had several successful blocks. In the third set, our reception was not very good but still we made some points out of it. Anyway congratulations to Italy, they played very well.


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