Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Back to FIVB's homepage
RSS RSS l Contact l 
 Match info | Press Conference
Spaniards attain a big goal

Captain Carlos Baos (r) and Coach Ricardo Maldonado of Spain

Carlos Baos, Captain of Spain: “I am very happy for this victory. The whole year we have been battling to qualify to the World Championship and now we are going to the second round. It is a big party. Our goal now is to win as many games as possible starting tomorrow against Argentina.”

Ricardo Maldonado, Coach of Spain: “It is a very important qualification for us because we have secured the best position ever for Spain. Today we defeated a great team like France who clearly couldn’t overcome the loss to Argentina in five sets the day before. In our case I have to say that this is the best match we have played in the whole year.”

Olivier Ragondet, Captain of France: “We didn’t play so there was no way we could win this match.”

Yves Logeais, Coach of France: “We failed in our reception throughout the match. We also lost two players during the warm-ups and that is not an excuse. If we can’t receive well we can’t attack. Also our defense was bad. You can’t progress in a match without defense.”

  

  Photo gallery

More Photos