Italy coach Massimo Barbolini said: "After last night's match, now the real championship begins today. We have to get results. That is how this kind of championship is."
Italy captain Simona Rinieri-Dennis said: "Yesterday we really had to win, but we couldn't play well and we lost. We have many games in this series, so we have to keep our spirits high."
Peru coach Carlos Aparicio said: "We always look for the faults of our opponents. I tried to find them, but instead of that we made errors ourselves."
Peru captain Leyla Chihuan said: "Against a strong team like Italy we have much to do. We can learn a lot from the Italian team. But we still have games left in this first round, so I am going to do my best to improve our form."