Arrighetti hopes two Ankara wins may help Italy advance


Italy's captain Valentina Arrighetti is happy after two victories in Pool C

Ankara, Turkey, July 5, 2015 - Italy finished its 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix Pool C tournament with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-17) victory against home team Turkey.  These are the statements from after this match:

Italy’s coach Marco Bonitta: "We knew that playing against USA, Belgium and Turkey would be difficult for us. We knew that we need to improve all the time.  I am satisfied because two victories is a very very good result for us."

Italy’s captain Valentina Arrighetti: "I am very happy because of our improvement during the week.  Two wins are very important to reach the finals, which is our goal. I am satisfied with the results that we got this week."

Turkey’s coach Ferhat Akbas: "We felt tiredness because of the European Games. We fought well, but we made mistakes in important points because of mental and physical exhaustion.  We will use a larger roster next week and we will be better."

Turkey’s captain Guldeniz Onal:  "We played with a young team in Pool C and we were not able to gain the points that we wanted.  But I believe we will be better in the second and the third weeks."


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