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We made too many mistakes: Brazil captain Fabiana


Sheilla Castro and Fe Garay were the two best offensive weapons for Brazil against Dominican Republic

Tokyo, Japan, November 15, 2013 – Brazil dropped their first set in the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup on Friday but rallied to defeat the Dominican Republic 3-1.

Brazil captain Fabiana Claudino admitted her side made too many errors.

Brazil captain Fabiana Claudino: We won but we made too many mistakes today that we shouldn’t be making. I think it was important to recover very quickly and at the end of the match we were serving well and defending well.

Brazil coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes: The match was really tough and I think one of the reasons for that is that our playing styles are very similar. I’m happy about winning 3-1 but now I have to start preparing for the next match.

Dominican Republic coach Marcos Kwiek: We made too many mistakes and against a team like Brazil that is catastrophic. Brazil’s blocks were very good. We improved in the last two sets, but it was too late.

(Re. next game against Japan): I know Japan is a strong team and they are trying to change their style, so we want to study them and come up with a strategy for the match. Japan are always difficult to play because they don’t let us score and don’t make so many mistakes, so it’s always necessary to concentrate against them.

Dominican Republic captain Bethania De La Cruz: Brazil are always a strong team and always difficult to play against. At the start of the match we lacked concentration, but once we got our game together we were able to take a set. The main cause of our loss was our inability to score on counterattacks. 


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