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FIVB Women's World Championship Japan 2006
Press Conference
Press conference from Germany v Dominican Republic

Time-out for Germany

Giovanni Guidetti, Germany head coach

"I think that the German team played very well and showed good concentration with a lot of motivation and focus.

"We did everything almost perfectly in both attack and defence. There was always people there to cover the attacking part of our game.

"We have been working hard for the past six months waiting for this competition to start so I'm very happy with how things went in our first match."

Angelina Grun, Germany captain

"It was a hard game and we played hard and intense, fortunately, we were able to win 3-0. We concentrated well and I am hoping that we can continue to play like that for the rest of the tournament."

Beato Miguel, Dominican Republic head coach

"We were unable to break up the attacks of the German team. They played very well today. Also, our team's receiving was not that good and because of that we were constantly under pressure to make good sets, which we were not able to do."

Cosiri Rodriguez, Dominican Republic captain

"It was a very tough match and although our players were in good condition we did not do well in both defence and attack. However, we hope to keep our heads high and play better in our next match."