Milan, Italy, June 22. 2019 - Reigning world champions Poland defeated Serbia in five sets in Milan on Saturday.
Nikola Grbic, head coach of Serbia: "In the first set we had good chances but we were not focused enough. We lost consistency during the match and we were not clinical enough to close important points. We would need more training to improve our game."
Drazen Luburic, opposite spiker of Serbia: "At the end we lost consistency, they deserved to win because they played better in the end. We knew it would be a difficult match, and it was."
Vital Heynen, head coach of Poland: "A very important win because today played some players that yesterday in the opening match didn't play. This is a win that cheers us up and it's useful for the final six in Chicago. The match with Italy represents for us a chance for the finals."
Karol Klos, Poland spiker: "We expected a point to point fight like this: our coach told us that tomorrow against Italy maybe it would be the same. We need to keep focused, and this is what we did today. The most important thing is always fighting for every ball."