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I told my players to enjoy the match: Kwiek

Dominican Republic coach Marcos Kwiek: "I'm happy today, especially winning in this way. Since our team is young and we completely lost our last game, it was hard to recover. Before the game, I told my players to enjoy today's game. The Italian team is good, so today's win means a lot to us, and the players will not forget today's game."

Dominican Republic captain Karla Echenique: "I'm really glad about today's victory. Italy's a great team but we also had good defense and offense. We played in waves but in the end we were able to do it."

Italy coach Massimo Barbolini: "First, I want to congratulate the Dominican Republic team. I think this was the right result because they played all the match better than us. We made too many mistakes – 30 – and we were not able to be strong with our serve. This is a big problem."

(Re. team rotation) "Like I said yesterday, we play in this phase with all the players because it's important to try new situations to train players, so for me it's normal to do this. In Ningbo, too, we can't play with the same six players. We want to work with precision on both the big things and the easy things. I'm a lucky coach because I have players with such good qualities and I can work thanks to these qualities."

Italy captain Eleonora Lo Bianco: "I want to say congratulations to the Dominican Republic team for their game, especially for their great defense. About us, we didn't play very well, and I'm sorry for the last set because we had a great reaction in the match. I'm sorry we lost."

Italy No. 5 Giulia Rondon: "I have to congratulate the Dominican Republic team. They had great defense. Unfortunately, we made too many mistakes and that's why you have this result.


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