Dominican Republic Coach Marcos
I'm glad we won.
The Thai team was strong, so it was a difficult game.
It was clear that
today's game was a very high level because the teams were the kings
of Asia and Northern and Central America.
In the first set,
the Thai serve was good and the receiving of our team was bad. We
were nervous. So in the second set, we changed the rotation and found
our rhythm. Both teams seemed upbeat.
Our team is very
young and made some mistakes, so we're trying to improve in every
Dominican Republic No. 1 Annerys
Thailand is an
Asian team and has good speed, so we thought it would be a hard match
to win. Although we lost in the first set, we were able to get our
rhythm back in the second set. In the first set, our spirit was weak,
but in the second, we switched from defensive mode to attacking mode.
First, I would
like to congratulate the Dominican team. We have played each other in
recent years and I feel their technique has improved every year.
Today, we played
well. In the first set, our serving and counterattack worked well and
we were able to win the set. But from the second set, the Dominican
team changed their strategy and their blocking became much stronger,
so we couldn't stop their attack.
In the fourth set,
it was close, so I think it was exciting for the spectators, but the
Dominicans counterattack was strong and we lost.We will try to
improve and do better tomorrow.
(What do you think
about tomorrow's match against Japan?)
I don't think it
will be much different from the one last month. It will be a
difficult game. Japan is the host country in this Champions Cup, so
they have many fans. The Japan team has good technique – defense,
attack and combination – and they also have a good setter, so
tomorrow's game will be difficult for us.
Thailand No. 6 Onuma Sittirak
First of all,
congratulations to the Dominican team. I'm happy to play them. We
tried our best, but they're strong and tall, so it was difficult to
break their block and counterattack.