FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

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Samuels content with two victories in Nagoya


View of the press conference running at "Nippongaishi" sports hall in Nagoya after the match Japan v Cuba

Cuba coach Orlando Samuells stated after the match: "I'm very happy to win two matches and get six points. Winning 3-0 today was more than I expected. We had some situations where we couldn't follow our tactics. The Japanese team has a good defense. Our blocks had to be strong and our serves precise. We didn't control every set from start to finish".

Cuba captain Wilfredo Leon added: "We played great. It was a good result. We had some tough moments but came through".

Japan coach Tatsuya Ueta: "I felt like we were winning the game in the first set, but the serves from Hernandez and Leon were strong. We had trouble dealing with their high-level balls".

Japan captain Daisuke Usami: "Our defensive system was disturbed by their strong serves. Our speed and attack combination depend on exact serves received".

Japan player Daisuke Yako concluded: "I committed decisive errors in important games. Despite that I was satisfied with my performance today. I should have scored points at important moments. I was too easily blocked because I didn't stay calm".

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