Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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Too many mistakes cost the match, says Italy coach

Pressconference with Eleonora Lo Bianco, headcoach Massimo Barbolini and Masayoshi Manabe, Erika Araki from Japan

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.


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