Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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 Match info | Press Conference
We will perform better, says Leon

Korean captain Kwon Young-Min gives his impressions of the match.
Cuba captain Wilfredo Leon: “This is the first match of the 2011 World League, but our team performance was not satisfactory. We committed many unforced mistakes and errors during the game. However, we have three matches left and will put on better performances.”

Korea captain Kwon Yong-Min: “Today, head coach, Mr. Park Ki-Won asked us to have firm confidence for the match. And our young and new players showed brilliant play in today’s game. Veteran players such as No. 5 Yeo Oh-Hyun led and encouraged the younger players during critical moments. I am so pleased for today's victory and we will do our utmost for tomorrow's match.”
 
Korea’s Jeon Kwang-In: “Today, our senior players told me to be brave in attacking the Cuba players and not to worry about errors. So I was a little bit nervous but I am very happy to have done a good job. I appreciate their support and advice. As you may know, Cuba's blocking is very high, so I had to set up a new attack pattern and it worked very well. This is my first time in the senior national team and now I am learning many things from the head coach and senior players. I will keep trying to work hard to make more speedy attacks and become a top player in the future.”
 
Cuba coach Orlando Samuels: “We thought we’d be superior to Korea but today's Korean team played very well. And I should congratulate Korea's victory. Of course, we feel rough due to the time difference, but Korea showed very impressive play in the match.”
 
Korea coach Mr. Park Ki-Won: “The main factor of today's victory was the passion and fighting spirit of our young players. Their serves were very strong and they blocked Cuban players in important moments. The second set was the key to the victory today and fortunately the Korean players managed to keep focusing on the match and took the seond set. We have been training very hard but still have things to fix. Our speedy attacks worked very well and setter No. 2 Han Sun-Soo distributed balls effectively.”

 

  

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