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2010 FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship

 Match info | Press Conference
Our experience made the difference - Castellani

Canada captain Louis-Pierre Mainville: “We were really excited before the start of this game; we wanted to show that we can play with a lot of energy and actually we did in the opening set. Some details decided the final outcome of the first set and then we struggled especially with our middle blockers, our side-out was not efficient and we made it easy for Poland to score. What we have to do now is to clean up, there is quite a lot we can learn and take from this game especially as we have a couple of very tough matches coming up on Sunday and on Monday. We definitely felt a lot of energy as we played in front of a full house; the presence of so many Polish fans did not affect us, actually we enjoyed very much playing in front of a packed hall.”
Canada coach Glenn Hoag: “This was an excellent test for us and it clearly shows that I have a lot of work to do as coach to get these guys really focused and get rid of the inconsistency that affected our performance. Little things decided the outcome of the first set, then we started making errors from the serving line and we did not respect the execution of our plan.”

Poland captain Pawel Zagumny
: “It was a very tough game for us and we claimed the first set mainly thanks to our longer international experience. After that we raised the level of our game and we performed really well in serving and blocking, especially in the third set.”

Poland coach Daniel Castellani
: “I am very happy with this victory; it is not always that easy to start an international competition like this on a high note. Canada produced some excellent play, especially in attack, but our experience made the difference in the final rush of the first set. After that we got more and more confident and maintained the right rhythm throughout the rest of the game.” 

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