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Press Conference in Suwon Gym, Korea, June 13, 2009

Korea coach Kim Ho-Chul responds to a reporter's question

Argentina Head Coach Javier Weber: "Today, we had very tough game as Korea did their job very well and accurately. Especially we could not stop Kim Yo-Han, who came on as a substitute in the third set. I think Korea deserved to win and we made many service errors in the fourth and fifth sets. Korea is strong on defense and offense as well. Tomorrow, I predict a very tough game like today.

Argentina Captain Rodrigo Daniel Quiroga: "Korea deserved to win and did better than us on defense and attack."

Korea Head Coach Kim Ho-Chul: "Overall it was a good match. The substitutions were successful, and every player did his job effectively. The players were nervous at the beginning, but the players managed to focus as the match went on, and they were able to play at their usual level, eventually both individually and as a team. We will keep on practicing hard and will show the fans that we are improving. Our ultimate goal is to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. We need systematic support and a stable environment to reach that goal. We will do it step by step."

Korea Captain Kwon, Young-Min: "We always play close matches with Argentina. We studied their play patterns, so we were not afraid to play against them on the court.  Today, they played very speedy volleyball. Their sets were very quick and their set plays were very fast as well. Their attacks from the opposite were potent.  We will study the attack patterns from the opposite and try to effectively stop them. We will be ready to play against them again tomorrow."

Moon Sung-Min: It was my first time playing with my teammates since I left Korea to play abroad last November. I was happy to play again with them. I switched to a left-wing spiker from a right-wing spiker, but it was not so difficult. Our goal is to reach the Final Round.

Kim Yo-Han: "Our new teammate Lim Si-Hyoung helped us a lot with his digs and service reception. That was definitely a plus. And because of that I was able to focus on attacks. I also gained a lot of confidence over the winter and I decided that I would play to enjoy the game, and that also helped me mentally to perform better."


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