FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

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Serbia's Kovacevic says team played "perfect game" in win over Australia


Serbia coach Igor Kolakovic together with captain Bojan Janic and Nikola Kovacevic

Serbia coach - Igor Kolakovic

"This was an important game for us. We had lots of energy and perfect concentration. We are thinking about making the Olympic Games. That is our focus."

Australia coach - Jon Uriarte

"It was clear the standard of both teams was different. We have the potential to improve, but we must take the next step. We must challenge ourselves to improve."

"We need more top-class matches to pass to the first level of international standards."

Serbia captain - Bojan Janic

"This was a very important victory for us. We played almost perfect today. We are getting better each day."

"We hope to continue in this mode until the end of the tournament."

Serbia player - Nikola Kovacevic

"We played a perfect game. I don't think Australia has seen such a high level for three sets."

"We are closer to the Olympic Games and have to continue on like this."

Australia captain - Igor Yudin

"Today Serbia showed us a level of play where we want to be in the future. It was a good experience for us."

"It doesn't hurt so much to lose to the No. 5 team in the world.

"The difference between us and Serbia is in the technical skills and consistency of play. They do the little things well."


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