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Italy coach Barbolini glad with team's fighting spirit

Italy achieve 7th place at this year's Finals with a 3-2 win against China

Macau, China, August 27, 2011 - China vs Italy press conference

China captain Wei Qiuyue: “We were prepared for a tough battle in this final match. Italy are an experienced team and they performed well today. We faced different types of difficulties and problems throughout the World Grand Prix Finals, and I hope the experience of this tournament will help us improve. The Asian Championship is coming soon, and I wish we can make the necessary psychological adjustments to get ourselves prepared for the upcoming matches.”

Italy captain Eleonora Lo Bianco: “I am very happy for this victory. Today we won because we played better in all aspects of the game, especially in serving, defense and blocking. I am satisfied because we fought until the end of the match.”

China coach Yu Juemin: “Our team is facing a lot of difficulties at the moment. We played with good spirit today, but there were many ups and downs in the match especially in the first and third sets. We also had problems with some of the basic techniques like defense and spiking.”

Italy coach Massimo Barbolini: “We won because of our serves and because we fought throughout the whole match. The way we played in difficult moments is the difference between winning and losing, so I am glad with our fighting spirit.”

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