"It was a really great start" says US American captain Clayton Stanley
Team captain Clayton Stanley, one of the gold medalists from the previous Games, was also in a good mood: “It was a really great start. Always great to come out first and especially with younger guys, it is their first Olympics. We played really well all round and we are really happy”. As for the next rounds of action in the group, Stanley says he will take one match at a time. “It is going to be game by game. We'll go and watch the videos, see tomorrow what we need to improve on and make those changes for the next match”.
The next opponent for the US Americans will be Germany. “If we can get that match we can secure a cross-over to the next stage which is our goal so that match is important” stresses David Lee.
Serbian spiker Milos Nikic concludes: “USA deserved their victory. They are a quality side with a lot of experience. We didn’t really get into it. We played well in some parts, but we didn’t keep our momentum. We can play better”.