London 2012

Press release

Russia are still short with their serves


Russia defeated Tunisia relying on their heavy spikes and high blocking

Taras Khtey, Captain of Russia: We may have had too many mistakes on service. We only played as well as they allowed us to play, but we can play better. As the tournament goes on, we have to play better.

On the upcoming match against USA:
We can tell the USA are playing really well and we will need to improve as the tournament goes on.

Yury Berezhko, Player of Russia:

On the last two matches in the group:
Going forward the aim is to play at our best for the USA match. There are a few elements we need to work on. We lost a few points on serve, so that is our key thing to improve. Then, we will be ready.

Hamza Nagga, Player of Tunisia: We have played three excellent matches. Our performances were quite nice. We always try to do our best and impose our style of play. The objective of Tunisia is to play match after match. Our strategy is to play the points and not think about the matches.

On being one of Tunisia's leading attackers:
It's fantastic to be one of the best scorers, but I don't think too much about that. It's important for the team that all the team work hard to achieve our goals.


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