Japan coach Tatsuya Ueta: "We produced too many errors in the match after the first set. Especially in set two and three we were not able to play our game. Additionally our opposite attackers did not perform as expected, what meant that Yu Koshikawa as outside hitter had to play this position. I hope we will do better tomorrow so that we have a chance to win."
Japan captain Daisuke Usami: "Only in the first set did we managed to play what we are used to. But in the following, we made too many errors. Tomorrow we will have to improve, play our game in the whole match and do better to gain victory here."
Germany coach Raúl Lozano: "We developed in our game. At the beginning we were mentally not on the court. But we had our tactic made and nevertheless did not change it."
Germany captain Robert Kromm: "I am happy and proud of my team. It was not easy for us because we could not qualify for the Final Round anymore. After our bad start we played better and better. Especially our libero Markus Steuerwald played great in defence and reception."