Italy coach, Massimo Barbolini – "It is always difficult to play against Japan. We respect them a lot. But today we did many mistakes."
Italian captain, Francesca Piccinini – "We played a good game but at same time we did a lot of mistakes. We couldn´t make that against Japan. We started the FIVB Grand Prix on the left foot."
Japan coach Manabe Masayoshi – "We played against one of the best teams in the world. We practice a lot to achieve its victory."
Japan captain, Erika Araki – "Italy has a good team. We played a good Volleyball game today but tomorrow against Brazil we will have to make fewer mistakes."