FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

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Ueta says Japan players all focused in crucial victory over Australia


Japan captain Daisuke Usami and coach Tatsuya Ueta at the press conference against Australia

Japan coach - Tatsuya Ueta:

"I want to thank the players. They were all focused tonight. We will do our best in our last two games. We will have to be psyched up and united"

"We thought Australia's serves were softer than China's, so we tried to take advantage of this."

Australia coach - Jon Uriarte

"Our reception attack and transition attack were not working properly tonight. Our serves gave us opportunities but we could not take advantage of them."

"The attack has to be better to win at this level."

Japan captain - Daisuke Usami

"I could not play yesterday and felt bad about that. I was relieved to be able to play today."

"We knew we could not lose this match. We have to win all the rest of them."

Japan player - Kunihiro Shimizu:

"Our serves and blocks were good. That is why we won. We did not serve well yesterday."

"We need to carry the mood from tonight forward into the next matches."

Japan player - Yusuke Ishijima:

"We were backed into a corner and knew we could not lose. Everybody on the team pulled together."

Japan player - Tatsuya Fukuzawa:

"The way we lost to China made us need to bounce back. We were on the edge and had to be positive. We were able to play our style of volleyball tonight."

"We have to take it one game at a time from here."


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