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World Grand Prix 2005 - Press Conference

Press conference

Brazil beat Japan 3-2 (17-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-21, 20-18) - duration 2:16
26-Jun, start time: 18:00, end time: 20:16 - Attendance: 12'000
City: Tokyo; Hall : Yoyogi
YANAGIMOTO, Shoichi (JPN Head Coach)
"There are many things to reflect on, such as how to deal with difficult situations and how to control games. This game made us think deeply how hard it is to get "one point", but the important thing is to keep this result in each player's mind."

TAKESHITA, Yoshie (JPN Captain)
"It was regrettable that we could not get just one point. It was disappointing that we could not maintain our own pace because of the short serves of Brazil in the third and the fourth sets."

GUIMARAES, Jose (BRA Head Coach)
"The JPN team has changed very much since we last played them. Their combinations were good, and our receiving was bad in the first and second sets. But from the third set, our serving, especially the short serves, started to work, and our defence started to get better. So we could respond to the JPN team's attacking."

MENEZES, Valeska (BRA Captain)
"After playing the first and second sets we changed our strategy, and the JPN team did not. That resulted in our victory. I think patience and mental strength are things needed to win a match."