FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Percy Oncken praises Korean defensive style


Hyeongjin Kim of Korea shows a full control in reception against Brazil.


Mexicali, Mexico, June 30 2013 — The coach of Brazil, Percy Oncken, said that Korea showed a great and very solid defensive performance, something that He would like to see in Brazilian teams in a near future.

Percy Oncken, coach of Brazil: “I hope in the future teams from Brazil can defend like Korea did today. This was a tough match because of it, so We had to keep pressute on service and block.”

Kim Youngil, coach of Korea: “We were so close. We could be in a better position and lost many opportunities. Unfortunately there were some key points that our players missed.”

Fabio Rodrigues, captain of Brazil: “There were some up and downs, but playing against a team with this defensive style, I think it was magnificent.”

Dong-Geun Jeong, captain of Korea: “Brazil obviously is a very strong team, with a good height, so we expected a match like this.”


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