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Brazil coach Zé Roberto: “It was an important test to our confidence”


Brazil coach Ze Roberto gives his views after 3-1 win against USA

Campinas, Brazil, August 4, 2013 – Brazil head coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes analysed today’s 3-1 victory over United States, at Arena Amil Gymnasium, in Campinas, as an important test for the next steps on the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix.

“It was an important test to our focus, to our confidence. It showed us what we need to improve”, said Ze Roberto. “We didn’t have a good performance on the first set, but we could solve it from the second set on and then things worked out.”

“We were worried about how many points we were going to make here in Campinas. The qualification for the Finals will be really tough. But we had good results and we definitely can finish the first phase in the top six”, he added.

Brazilian top scorer in the match with 14 points Gabriela Guimaraes was pleased with the three victories achieved in Campinas.

“We must play really well tactically to defeat USA. After the first set, we started to do it. They play really fast, and they also have a good defense. So, I’m happy with our results here”, she said.

For the American head coach Karch Kiraly, the fans saw an amazing volleyball match today in Campinas.

“Honestly, it was a spectacle for the volleyball. It was great to face Brazil in their home. They were the best team today and deserved the victory”, Kiraly said.

“We committed too many errors, especially on serve. But it was really important for us to learn and improve our game”, he added.

USA captain Kristin Hildebrand left the court disappointed with the result.

“Brazil was better and deserved this victory. We had chances in the fourth set, but we couldn’t take advantage of it. I’m sad, but it was a lesson for the next matches”, Hildebrand said.

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