Tuesday, 2 March 2021
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Press Info - Press Conference
McCutcheon returns as USA win again

USA Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon

Thomas Hoff (USA) - captain

On the match:

"We are ready to take on China today and  were playing good volleyball from the first whistle. We managed to use our service to stop their speedy rhythm, and were efficient in our attack."

Hugh McCutcheon (USA) - coach

On returning as USA coach after the death of his father-in-law Todd Bachman (USA):

"I would not have come back if I was not ready. You know what I do is to sit on the sideline and fire up the boys."

"I think it was comforting just getting back in the normanl rhythm of the team. All the teams have a culture, and I am certainly a part of ours. So it was great to get back into the game and get going again."

Shen Qiong (CHN) - captain

On the match:

"Today both of us play to our potential, especially the USA team. They had good service and that caused a lot of dificulties for us. We were in a good state of mind today but the USA is a strong team and that is why they won."

Zhou Jian'an (CHN) - coach

On the match:

"Today we did not play very well in terms of our state of mind and technique. USA si one of the greatestteams and we still lag far behind them."

"We lost the sets by big margins, but I hope that our players can learn from the experience they got from the match and try to play their best in the next game against Italy."

On why China lost the last two sets by such a big margin:

"In the last two sets our rhythm of attacks was broken by USA's strong service so we could not play with fast attacks and were (therefore) playing passive."