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men s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

Italy beat U.S.A. 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-17, 25-23) - duration 1:46
15-Aug, start time: 21:30, end time: 23:16 - Attendance: 5'630
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Andrea GIANI (ITA) Captain

"It was a tough game but we were much more determined in crucial moments of the game. Certainly it is a great result for our team but we have to stay focused for the difficult matches to come."

Gianpaolo MONTALI (ITA) Head coach

"It was a great battle against a very good team. This win is very important for us, although we didn't play as good as we could. I believe we can perform better in our next matches."

Lloy BALL (USA) Captain

"It is very upsetting that we lost that match, because we displayed a lot of energy, but we weren't focused at crucial moments of the game."

Doug BEAL (USA) Head coach

"I really don't have an answer to our performance, but one thing I know is that we cannot give away too many easy points again. It is a great win for Italy, but we shouldn't be happy with our team's efforts. We have a good team and I hope we'll do a better job in the next games."

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