Head Coach Mr. Masayoshi Manabe:
"Today, our players focused well and our serves and blocks were effective. Korea's Yeon-Kyoung Kim is a very good player with the speed and height needed for a volleyball player. My only goal at this moment is to beat Germany tomorrow. I will think about the Final Round after the match tomorrow."
Capatin Ms. Erika Araki:
"I am glad that we beat Korea in a very good manner today. We were able to prove our skills and our spirit on the court was very good as well. We wish to beat Germany tomorrow."
Head Coach Mr. LEE, Sung-Hee
"Japan was better than us in terms of serve reception, attack and block and what's worse was that our players were under enormous pressure to win the game. Especially I feel sorry about No. 16 BAE's injury who took care of serve reception upto 30 % of KOR team. As serve receptions were not stable, our attacks were not effective. However I found the possiblity through 2009 World Grand Prix that after rebuilding KOR team, KOR team will be much stronger than now once young players gain more international experiences and improve their basic skilsl"
Captain Ms. KIM, Se-Young
"Today we were hasty and made many errors. I think the main reason of defeat was poor serve reception"