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Mencarelli happy as Italy make winning start


Italy coach Marco Mencarelli was a happy man after his side's 3-0 win over Argentina

Montichiari (Brescia), Italy, August 2, 2013 – Italy made a winning start to the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix with a 3-0 win over Argentina.

Marco Mencarelli Italy coach: “I am satisfied because the team demonstrated great concentration from the very beginning of the game. This allowed us to start well and to continue at a highly satisfying level. Tomorrow we will try to seek more advantage with our service.”

Noemi Signorile, Italy: “We played very well and we pushed hard from the beginning to the end. There’s always something to improve but we are only at the start. The team is united; we know how good we are, but starting with a victory is always good.”

Guillermo Orduna Argentina coach: "The lack of concentration in the match’s key moments was crucial, especially when you play Italy. There were times when the match was well balanced, but when you play at a certain level you can’t give away anything and we have to learn how to better manage the difficult times.”

Paula Nizetich, Argentina: “Italy were better in their organisation and that made the difference. We never got into the game and Italy deserved to win. We can do better; the round-robin is very difficult with really tough opponents.” 

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