Head Coach Vladimir Kuzyutkin: I am satisfied with today’s match. It was a very interesting match against Japan. This match showed the weak point of our team.
Captain Marina Sheshenina: I am glad to win today. Our defence was very good and we could play a systematic game. Also, all the players were very motivated.
Ekaterina Gamova: If we continue to play like today’s match the condition of the team will be better and better. That makes me feels happy.
(On playing China tomorrow): We want to play every match in our style, so it does not matter who we play.
Head Coach Masayoshi Manabe: The beginning of the first set was bad, and I think it is down to lack of concentration. They have to improve their serve-reception, otherwise we cannot come up to a high level.
Captain Erika Araki: In today’s game we could not take the important chances, especially at the beginning of each set. We could not get the points when we needed. From tomorrow we must concentrate from the beginning of each set.