Japan captain Erika Araki:
Today's match was really difficult for us. We are happy about winning the match. We played well in defence, and good defence was key to our victory.
Japan coach Masayoshi Manabe:
We are very happy to beat Italy, which has always been a powerhouse in world volleyball. After we lost to China yesterday, we analyzed our weak points and tried hard to make an improvement today.
Italy captain Eleonora Lo Bianco:
We played well in the first set, but unfortunately, from then on, we made too many mistakes. We need to draw a lesson from this.
Italy coach Massimo Barbolini:
Japan played a very good match. We lost because we made too many mistakes. But Japan played better than us, indeed.