FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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"We won but I am not happy with our performance," says Tunisia coach


Tunisia coach Mohamed Mounir Gara and Karim Messelmeni after their 3-2 win over Mexico

Tunisia coach Mohammed Gara:

“The victory is very important. However, I know well the capability of my players. I'm not satisfied with their performance today. I gave chance to many players to play but they didn't play good. I respect the Mexican team but we are much better than Mexico. We shouldn't win the match in the last minute.”

Tunisia player Karim Messelmeni:

“Today we lost a lot of service. Due to this loses, we lost our concentration. The difference between points decrease easily. It was difficult. However I'm happy to win.

Mexico coach Jorge Lopez:

“We had a good match. However, our reception and libero failed us. We need to work on that. It is World Championship, the best we can get. This will help us to improve our development in Mexican Volleyball.”

Mexico team captain Jonathan Ponce:

“This was a good game but we had concentration mistakes. Same as always, we can’t keep our heads down so we need to look up and be ready for the next game. This is the first time we ever participate in a world tournament. We played serious so that we can advance in playing technically and mentally. We hope to keep on being qualified for the next tournaments.”


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