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Germany's coach: 'I believe the team play better than we did'


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Montichiari (Brescia), Italy, August 2, 2013 – Germany defeated Kazakhstan to open their season of the 2013 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-17).

“It was a strong match,” said Germany’s Christiane Furst. “First because we didn’t know our adversaries well, and second because we are starting a long competition and trying to reach our best physical condition. Personally, I think that team had a good performance, because we gained three points. Next we will compete against Argentina, and I hope that we can improve our game.”

"We didn’t know Kazakhstan so we can’t prepare the match as usual,” said Germany’s coach Giovanni Guidetti. “
For this have found some difficulties in the first set, then playing we have succeeded in planning our game. I believe that the team can play better than we did. In Argentina I expect to see some improvements."

The win gives Germany the first 3 points of the round-robin.

“We had a good  starting but later we suffered for many mistakes,“ said Kazakhstan’s coach Oleksandr Gutor. “In this case, our mistakes meant we lost the match. 
From tomorrow we’ll try from the first points to do our upmost, because we know that we can do it.” 

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