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World League 2004 - Press Info

Press conference

Italy beat China 3-1 (12-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21) - duration 1:32
18-Jun, start time: 19:52, end time: 21:24 - Attendance: 2'995
City: Shanghai; Hall : Shanghai University Gym
Italy Captain Sartoretti Andrea unveil the happiness of his team after beating China 3-1, and also express his full confidence of winning over China. "I think we did well today, and I hope we can do better tomorrow."

Massimo Dagioni, the assistant coach of Italy said: "China really made troubles for us in the first set, however, our players were not out of control, which contents me most and I think today, we did better block and attack than Chinese players."
Though China lost the match, the captain of China is also very proud of comfortably winning in the first match, but he said, "Some players cannot grasp very good chances due to their lacking of experience."

In the same way, China head coach, DI anhe make some comments on their performance in this match. "We did really well in the first set, and the block and serve were quite successful today. However, when we lagged behind in the second set, some young players could not keep calm and cool mind, that's why they lost a lot chances to keep up with opponents and lost the match."