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FIVB World Grand Prix 2006
Press Conference
Olympic champions outlast Cuba

The Cuban team
Cuba's team captain Yumilka Ruiz Luaces: "China deserved their victory. It was very difficult for us to respond to their attacks."

China's team captain Feng Kun: "We were very committed but we made errors nevertheless. In the end, we won the match, which is the most important thing."

Cuba's head coach Felipe Calderon: "When you play against the Olympic champions, it's very important not to lose your concentration. The moment you do, that's when you start to lose points. The team's lack of experience meant that they were unable to keep up their concentration throughout the match."

China's head coach Chen Zhonghe: "We demonstrated our potential today. Cuba were very threatening and we had some problems with our blocking. I think Cuba is a very strong team and has a lot of potential."