Saturday, 23 September 2017
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Juan Diaz pleased with Portugal’s performance

Press Conference after the match Portugal v Finland (left to right) Finland captain Tuomas Sammelvuo, Finland coach Daniel Castellani, moderator, Portugal coach Juan Diaz, Portugal libero Carlos Teixeira

Portugal coach Juan Diaz: "I am pleased with the way the team behaved. The players maintained their rhythm and calm throughout the entire match. In the third set, we started very badly, but afterwards we were able to win the set and that was very important since it boosted our confidence. We cannot forget that we have very young players that play the World League for the first time. We will amend the less good aspects and always fight point by point to reach our goals."

Portugal player Carlos Teixeira: "I would like to thank our fans that once again supported us and was always our eighth player and I would also like to highlight that we have a very good working group. When there are substitutions, the performance does not fluctuate much, since all are playing at the same level and that gives us confidance."

Finland coach Daniel Castellani: "It was very similar to yesterday’s match. Portugal was cohesive in defence and better in the side-out, always maintaining their level in attack."

Finland captain Tuomas Sammelvuo: "Congratulations, once more, to Portugal since they played a great match, mainly in defence and in the side-out, and today they played even fiercer. In regards to our team, we have to be more aggressive and don’t lose opportunities when we have the advantage."


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