Cuba and Germany to keep the pace in second weekend of FIVB World League
German coach Raúl Lozano (left), expects to take some points home this weekend against Cuba
Havana, Cuba, June 10, 2010.— With all set to start the second weekend of FIVB World League at Ciudad Deportiva Coliseum, coaches from both teams offered their impressions before the first game this Friday.
The German coach Raul Lozano thanked the Cuban people for the warm welcome they have given to his team and how they treat them.
”We have a young team that is in the process of gaining experience. Germany has not the history of Cuba in the World League. We also have in this team only three players who played before a World League. But the team's potential is high. That's why this league is so important, as these games will develop the team to arrive in good condition to the World Championship. We will offer our best volleyball to try to take some points home”, Lozano said.
On the other hand, Cuban coach Orlando Samuels recalled the last time both teams faced. “The last experience we had with a German team was in 2008 when we were defeated in the qualifying tournament for the Beijing Olympics. We had the opportunity to see these young players and we believe they have much potential. I think this weekend we will have two very difficult games.
”Our previous league games have been very tight, and now Germany is playing very well. However, we aim to maintain the performance of the first weekend since our level in this league should get better and better”, Samuels said.
Both matches will be held at 20:40 local time on Friday and Saturday.