Italy beat Germany 3-1 (25-19, 26-24, 22-25, 25-16) - duration 1:41
07-Jun, start time: 15:04, end time: 16:45 - Attendance: 3,400
Press conference GER - ITA
Wolfgang Kuck (captain of Germany): "It was a very exciting match and we performed very well in the 2nd and 3rd set. In the end we didn't have had enough power and concentration, therefore we couldn't continue with our performance. I am happy that we played good volleyball in two sets."
Stelian Moculescu (coach of Germany): "We are satisfied with our performance. The Italians won the match with their defence. We gave away the easy points, not the difficult ones. That's a matter of technique. We played a lot better than we did against Portugal and Brazil."
Andrea Giani (captain of Italy): "A match with not a lot of differences and with some hard fighting. The German team has a good coach and a great future in front of them."
Gian Paolo Montali (coach of Italy): "They played the tactics very well in the beginning. We were well organized, but the best part of the match was our defence. We had a lot of possibilities to attack. I expect a very hard match tomorrow."