Korea celebrates huge victory over Australia in five sets
Head Coach Russell Borgeaud: We played Korea three times in the last 12 months and every time it has been five very close sets. Korea did an excellent job in the way they played and all credit to them. We are disappointed in our own performance but cannot take anything away from the Korea team's very excellent play today.
Paul Carroll: I think the match against Japan (on Friday), we are just going to go into with nothing to lose. We know if we win the match, and the others, it is a great chance to go to the Olympic Games. No one on the team is going to hold anything back. We will go in all guns blazing. Today's game was very disappointing. It was very important to win. Korea played well in the tough times. We will put 100 per cent effort for the last three games in order to get qualified.
Head Coach Yoo Jung-Tak: Until yesterday we had three consecutive losses, so we were worried about the players physically and mentally. Because of that we started with reserve players, not with the best members today. We had our best members behind the bench. The reserve players were all faithful to what they needed to do, and that made us keep our power to the end.
Kwon Young-Min: Normally our No. 6 player is the setter so I could play without pressure. At the beginning of the game I played as one of the starting members. I had a feeling that the No. 6 would come in if I made a mistake, so I played very freely. The Australian setter is tall so we tried to vary the timing of the attack. The Australian centre players are also very tall so we tried to block them.