Dominican Republic Coach Marcos
First, I'd like to say we had a great
time in Japan, so I want to thank the staff and everybody else who
made an effort in this regard.
We had some tough games in this
tournament, but it was a really good experience for us to play
against the top teams in the world. We learned a lot and discovered
many things we need to work on.
I think our defense has improved, but
the team is still young. We served pretty well, but we must still do
Dominican Republic No. 3 Lisvel
I want to praise South Korea for their
great effort. They played very well. We tried to enjoy the game.
(You are among the top blockers and
your serve was also good; what do you think about your play?)
I'm a center player so my role is to
stop the attack. I think I have improved my serve, but I also think
the team as a whole has improved their serving.
South Korea Coach Ryu Hao Suk
I would like to thank our hosts, the
organizers and the fans.
As for the Korean team, I think we
played the most sets among all six teams – we played 20 sets. I
think of this tournament as a kind of homework assignment. We need to
work on many things, so we'll take this homework home to South Korea
and practice to become a better team.
South Korea No. 10 Kim Yeon Koung
There were so many
difficult games and not one easy game, but all the players tried hard
and the coaches did their best. However, our results weren't good
enough. That said, we enjoyed this Grand Champions Cup.
you could be the tournament's top scorer)
weren't so high coming into this tournament, but I got many points.
Regarding my injury recovery, I concentrated on weight training
rather than ball training so maybe my condition as a result is quite
(You are going to
play for Japanese club JT after this – why did you chose this
I wanted to play
for a team overseas and my agent told me I had an offer from a
(What kind of
player do you want to be?)
I want to play in
every area, such as defense, offense and blocking. I want to be an
all-around player. I think through this competition, where I had a
lot of help from my teammates, I have been able to improve my
confidence. But playing against such strong teams, I feel I need more
power. I felt we had less power than the top teams in this
(What do you think
the trends are in volleyball today?)
I think height,
power and speed are important. In Europe, the blocking and defense
are really good, but I think a combination of Asian volleyball and
European volleyball is the way things are going.