FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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My team was fighting for each point," says Japan coach


Japan libero Minori Wada and coach Ichiro Hanzawa reply the media requests

Ichiro Hanzawa , Japan Coach

“Today we played better than yesterday from the beginning until the end of the match. We tried to win every point. We kept fighting and concentrate on the match we competed all the time in the same spirit. This is our key to success.”

Wada Minori, Japan Libero

“We are totally happy with the result. This game was really tough. We made up our mind before playing this match, as yesterday we didn’t play in a good performance so we had bad memories about it. Today, while we were playing, we just kept focus on the game and played our best. That made us won this hotly-contested match.”

Kosatka Grzegorz, Poland Coach

“We lost the game which we deserved to win. We lost our concentration during the game specially in the last moments of each set, so we couldn’t play like in the strategy we planned. My players thought they are the best team in the world and this should push us forwards not to step back like this. ”

Paulina Baldyga, Poland captain

“We didn’t know what was wrong with our team. We had many chances to win each set but we couldn’t do it. We apologize to all spectators as we didn’t play well today, we disappointed them,"

 

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