Guidetti praises his team's all-round performance against Italy


Dutch setter Laura Dijksma provided great service for her spikers against Italy

Tokyo, Japan, May 20, 2016 - Netherlands coach Giovanni Guidetti was thrilled with his team’s all-round game, while Italian captain Antonella Del Core admitted her team gave up in the final set.

Netherlands coach Giovanni Guidetti - “Our blocks, serves and defense was good. Our blockers and attackers did good.”

“This was an important match and I'm glad that we won. Italy is a good team. We kept our focus in an intense game.”

Italy coach Marco Bonitta - “The Netherlands played high-level volleyball today. We showed the fans good volleyball today with long rallies in the first and second sets.”

“We were caught flat-footed in the third set and that is why we had the result we did.” 

Netherlands captain Maret Balkestein-Grothues - “We played pretty good today. Italy is an organized team. We knew we had to win and this was a difficult match.”

Italy captain Antonella Del Core - “It was a tough match. The Dutch team went above us in all aspects today. I want to praise them.”

“In the final set we sort of gave up and that was regrettable.”


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