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Masayoshi Manabe: The game against Algeria went perfectly


Masayoshi Manabe, Japan’s Head Coach answering the questions of the press

Saori Kimura, Japan captain: “Our team didn’t make any mistakes today. We are going to play hosts Turkey tomorrow. They have really good and talented players. We need to start preparing now.” 

Japan coach Masayoshi Manabe: “I changed all the players in the team today. They played good and it went perfectly. We’ll face Turkey tomorrow. They are a strong team and we need to be ready for them.”

Mouni Abderrahim, Algeria’s captain: “Japan took part in international championships many times before. This is our first time in the World Grand Prix. We tried to do our best, but we are not on the same level as them.”  

Algeria coach Aimad Eddine Saidani: “We know Japan; they are a really good team. They don’t make any mistakes. We didn’t play good. They play very fast in front of the net. Our game was slow. But we are gaining experience from all our matches here.”


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