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Philippe Blain says: "Good to get a first win"

The two coaches and captains at the Press Conference following France's victory over China
China's coach Zhou Jianan: "It was hard tonight to find solutions to block the French attacks. We had difficulties with our reception due to the good services from the French side. We will try to find the solutions for tomorrow."

France coach Philippe Blain: "First of all, a first victory was the most important for us. We feel a good atmosphere in the hall and we really wanted to win the game also to thank the local organisation. With Nicolas Marechal and Romain Vadeleux in the start team, we have found a good balance. We were leading 24-20 and we had to play until 27-25, so we have to keep focused for tomorrow."

France captain, Oliver Kieffer: "We had good serves tonight and it was the key point tonight, we hope to do the same tomorrow. Here, the atmosphere was very good and we had a big pleasure to play here and believe the welcome is better than in (metropolitan) France."

China's captain, Shen Qiong: "Today the French team has a very good service and we couldn’t organise our attack and we hope to prepare for the next match."
  

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