Bari, Italy, October 2, 2014 – Following a 3-0 victory over Belgium Thursday evening, Italian head coach Marco Bonitta has put his eyes on the next match against Japan.
Italy coach Marco Bonitta: I feel that we played well. We have a common goal and we work fiercely to achieve it. As for our next rivals, Japan, they have also been playing well so far. They do not give up at all. Let's just carry on and we will see.
Italy captain Francesca Piccinini: Two wonderful days in Bari with a fantastic audience that totally supported us.
Belgian coach Gert Vand Broek: Italy played well today, good in defence, attack and service. In the first two sets we were good but we played worse in reception. Italy served very well and gave us a lot of pressure.
Belgium captain Charlotte Leys: It was great to play against Italy. They are a very organized team. I think they deserved the 3-0 set score. We did everything that we could.