FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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"We need to start working on younger players," says Mexico coach


Mexico coach Jorge Lopez speaks about his team lost against China

China coach Zhang Di:

“Tournament was very tough but today we were good in every skill. We have many chances in the future. We had some problems in blocking, service and defence. Now we should work on them to get better for the next championship.”

China captain Tianyi Mao:

“Mexico played well today but we were better than them. This championship is in a high level. Since the first day we tried to do our best. Every team is in a high level so it has been a great chance to compete against strong teams. We will remember Turkey in good memories for a long time.”

Mexico coach Jorge Lopez:

“Congratulations to China. We believe we had a good tournament. Now we need to focus on our mistakes because we don’t know how to finish the game. We had a good start. However, there are technical problems in our team. The main reason we do these mistakes that our basic is not that strong. We need to start working on younger players so that we don't do the same mistakes when they are U21 level. We really hope to improve that on the next additions of this tournament.”

Mexico captain Jonathan Ponce:

“ We didn’t know how to finish the last set. China took advantage of our mistakes, and we couldn’t get back. We are aware of all the mistakes that we did during the tournament and improve them for what comes next”


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