Santilli rues poor reception


Santilli added that he is confident Australia can start anew

Hiroshima, Japan, September 9, 2015 - Australia coach Roberto Santilli said poor reception and too many errors helped his native Italy claim their second win of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup Japan 2015 on Wednesday.

Italy coach Gian Lorenzo Blengini: "I would like to emphasize that my players have had a good approach to this match and the tournament. We reviewed last night and our plan went well today. Australia's setting was good in the second set and caused difficulties for us. In the end we played carefully and were able to win."

Australia coach Roberto Santilli: "Italy is back to a high level. We didn't pass 20 points in the match so it is easy to understand why we lost. They played at a different speed. We made easy mistakes and paid for our bad receptions. We now have to move on to tomorrow's game. We need to find the rhythm of the game. We feel confidence that we can overcome and start anew from tomorrow."

Italy captain Simone Buti: "Like yesterday we played well and had a solid performance. There were several long rallies in the second set. We were able to concentrate and win them. In the end we had enough confidence to win the game."

Australia captain Thomas Edgar: "It was a difficult match. It was disappointing how we attacked. We have to look within ourselves and focus on our mistakes. All the teams here are high level and if we can't make a step up it will be a difficult tournament for us."


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