FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

MATCH INFO

We had good concentration today: Ze Roberto


Fraternity between winners and losers after the match Brazil and Kenya

Brazil coach Ze Roberto: I liked the concentration of my team for the whole game, but on our block, defense and counterattack, we made a few mistakes.

(Re. game against Germany): Germany improved with the return of Angelina Grun. They have a good system between block and defence and they have a good system tactically. It will be a difficult match. Every time we play against Germany, we have to play at 100 per cent. We know them and they know us, so it will be a tough match tomorrow. I hope my team play at a very good level in this match. I think we must serve well tomorrow because they have a very good attack and good blocking. The problem for me is our serve, block and defence, and it’s important to make points on the counterattack. We made many mistakes yesterday against USA on our counterattack. When you play against teams like Germany, you must have few mistakes and when you have the possibility of counterattacks, you must make points. This is very important.

Brazil captain Fabiana Claudino: We had a high level of concentration on our team today and that helped us to win. As for Kenya, they really enjoy their game so much and when they get a point they are always so happy. That was really nice to see.

Kenya coach Paul Bitok: Congratulations to Brazil. We went into today’s game knowing that Brazil is the No. 1 team in the world, while we are in a position of learning and wanting to improve on our mistakes. We wanted to enjoy this match and not put ourselves under any pressure. But I’m a bit disappointed as we wanted to score more than 15 points in each set. During today’s match, we worked on the mistakes we made yesterday and wanted to improve our reception for when we meet lower-ranked teams.

(Re. Serbia game): We will have the same approach as we had today to make sure our mistakes are corrected and to improve more and get more experience, because we know the third round will not be as tough as this group.

Kenya captain Brackcides Khadambi: It was a good game. Brazil played well. For us, we didn’t play our best but we tried hard and received well. Our receiving today was very good – like never before in any championship.

(Re. enthusiastic Kenya celebrations after each point): Celebrating each point is important because it keeps us in the mood and every point is important to us. We value every point and that is why we celebrate every point.

Kenya No. 2 Everlyne Makuto: Today’s game was good and I got some experience from the Brazil players, who are good. I played with confidence and there was no fear from my side.


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