Brazil Coach Ze Roberto
I want to thank
the FIVB and staff in Tokyo and Fukuoka; because of their efforts
we've been able to have an excellent Grand Champions Cup.
Today, we played
well – especially our serving and also our defense. We were able to
concentrate and that's why we did very well. Also, our counterattack
(Re use of two setters.)
(Danielle Lins) has good technique and
is a good player, but she needs a better sense of distribution and
Ana Tiemi (Takagui) also needs more
accuracy, but she concentrates very well and her distribution is
We played 45 matches this year. We lost
two and won 43. It's important for our young players to play at this
Brazil No. 13 Sheilla Castro
Today, we had a
mission to win this match and play well. It was important to gain a
fourth victory and to get second place in this tournament.
(You got a gold
medal at the Beijing Olympics; are you thinking about a gold medal at
the London Olympics or do you have another goal?)
tournaments are important for us to play and to win. Of course, we
haven't won the World Championship so we will try for that next year
in Japan. After that, the Olympics are important, but we have many
tournaments before that.
(What have you
been able to gain from this tournament?)
We have many
things we need to improve. We learned a lot from the game against
Italy – our blocking and defense need work and we need to work in
integrating new players into the team. We have to get used to playing
with them. I think in all areas we need more experience to improve.
Thai Coach Kiattipong
want to thank the FIVB for organizing this tournament and a big thank
you to the Japan Volleyball Association and the Fukuoka Volleyball
Association for giving us such a warm welcome here. And I'd like to
thank all the sponsors of the tournament and the media for their
want to congratulate Brazil for their win today. We learned a lot
from playing one of the greatest teams in the world; it was an honor
for us. Our players tried to show their best and I'm
satisfied, especially with our service. All the players did well on
service today. We tried hard on our defense and counterattack, but
the Brazilian block and defense is very strong and that is why they
were able to win today.
Thailand No. 15 Malika Kanthong
(Re. being top-ranked server)
I try to make a target for my service
and concentrate before I serve. I try to visualize what I am going to
do. I also train a lot on my serves.