FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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"We used Egypt mistakes to win, they are better than that," Says Japan coach


Japan coach and Captain speaking to the media after the match

Ichiro Hanzawa, Japan coach

“Generally, Egyptian players were fast, but not today. That made Japan played and won the match more easily. Anyway, we still have to train very hard and create a good strategy in order to face the opponent in the next round. Our target is to win this competition.’

Miku Benoki , Japan captain

“We played very well today but it was not as good as we wished. We think our performance should be better than this. So we have to practice harder in order to have the excellent performance in the next match towards the title.”

Hesham Badrawy, Egypt coach

“Some of our players didn’t focus on the game .They lost their concentration. That made the difference between the 1st set , that we played pretty well, and 2nd-3rd sets, that our performance were terrible. From now on, we will train our players harder and we hope we will do better in the next competition matches."

Kandiel Heidi, Egypt captain

“Although we had a great start in the first set, but after that we didn’t know what was wrong with our team, we couldn’t play like we did in training sessions and we couldn’t strict to the strategy we planned .  Overall, we didn’t perform well today.

 

 

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