Italy never gave up in difficult situations when they faced hosts China in the semifinal of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals in Nanjing, China
Nanjing, China, August 5, 2017 – Italy captain Cristina Chirichella said that the team never gave up in difficult situations, which resulted to a great four-set win over hosts China in the semifinal of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals on Saturday.
Italy captain Cristina Chirichella:
We are happy about the result of this high-level match against China. It means a lot for Italy to advance to the final. I am proud of our team. We never gave up in difficult situations.Italy coach Davide Mazzanti:
This was an unbelievable match. We are glad that we had the chance to play against China. I am proud to advance to play the final tomorrow. It is such an amazing opportunity for Italy.
Quick links - Volleyball:FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix
FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix - ScheduleFIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix - Teams
FIVB.com - VolleyballFIVB.com
Latest VideosFacebookTwitterInstagramMedia Guides
China coach An Jiajie:
We made many mistakes, which proves that we are not mentally tough. As the head coach, I should learn from the lessons in this match to help my players stay calm in difficult situations.China captain Zhu Ting:
I want to congratulate Italy because they played very well. On the other hand, we did not play our best in this match.