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Monday, 22 December 2014
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 Match info | Press Conference
USA coach: Italy is a very strong team but we can play at a high level

USA captain Jennifer Tamas and coach Hugh McCutcheon
 Italy coach Massimo Barbolini: “Congratulations to the USA team. It is always difficult to play against USA. Our problems were the second line, spiking and blocking. We played better than yesterday and hope we can enter the final in Macau, as it is important to play other matches at a high level.”
 
Italy captain Eleonora Lo Bianco: “We started the first set very well, just committed two to three mistakes at the end. We always need to play at our best level against such a strong team. The defence of USA is really fast and it is difficult for us to block and spike.”
 
USA coach Hugh McCutcheon: “I am happy with our team performance today. The first reason is that Italy is a very strong team, but we can still play at a high level. It is good for us to improve. Secondly, our team was very connected and we worked together well during the game. We still have 12 hours to get some rest before playing against Peru tomorrow.”
 
USA captain Jennifer Tamas: “It was a competitive match and both teams worked really hard. We were fast in spiking and transition. We also did well in the service line in the second set.”

  

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