"It was our day," France coach
France Coach Stephane Faure
"We are very happy to win the match. We have been waiting for this match since a long time. I think Italy were afraid of the match. It is good for us to win 3-0. Even we didn't have long preparation time, all players are together for 4 years. They all know their abilities. We know Italy. However even we do know each other very well sometimes we can't play our best but today it was our day.
France Captain Clevenot Trevor
This match was really important to us because we know the importance of the result. It is better to win now for qualifications to the next round. In the second phase we will be harder. It is important to beat Italy for us. As a team we have been playing for a long time. Every game we want to play like today. Sometimes we can't do it but today we did our best."
Italy Coach Marco Bonitta:
"We didn't play well today. My players were so nervous. Now we need to relax our mind because we have two matches ahead. We should focus on them. Against the French block, I think our team is little empty without energy I don’t know why but this is the situation."
Italy Player Luigi Randazzo:
"At the beginning of the game we were nervous. After a while we thought things will be better but it did not. For some reason we were not playing like we usually do. We were very good team. It’s like all our best play, game, skills are not coming out. For next matches we will find and work out the problems we had and find the team spirit. I believe we can be better for the next matches."
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