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FIVB World Grand Prix: press conference at Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium
 
Osaka, Japan, August 15, 2007 - Comments from the head coaches during the on Wednesday
 
Evgeny Sivkov (Kazakhstan): In week two we were at Khabarovsk against Russia, Cuba and America. All of the three teams were so strong we could not win, but I think we played a good game, so I believe I can be satisfied with that. In week three our players are getting tired and some of the main players have injuries and some pain, but still they have good spirit. I believe they can play their best.
 
Marco Bonitta (Poland): The team condition is quite good. Our first week did not go well, but in the second week we played better and better. Now we want to do well in the third week and get to the final round in Ningbo. In the first week we played against China and USA and they are very strong, better than Dominica and Italy who we played in the second week. We began the competition in Poland without any friendly games and in front of our own fans, and we improved in the second pool and we played better.
 
Giovanni Caprara (Russia): The team is good. In the first and second weeks we won, but we always try to improve and look for better results than before. We had Merkulova and Sokolova injured for a while, but the two of them are prepared now and can play in this tournament.
 
Shoichi Yanagimoto (Japan): The team itself and the players are in very good condition now. In the second week we experienced winning and losing games, and what we are trying to do now is consider each game as very important and play as well as possible because our goal is to do a good job in the Beijing Olympics. We are trying our best for that. (On replacing Sakino with Sugiyama): Just because all the players are in good condition it is very difficult to choose. I have to choose 14 players to register at the beginning. Sugiyama was good, especially last year, but I wanted to have a look at Sakino. There is no big change in the strategy.

 

  
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