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Our slow starts could hurt us: Ze Roberto


The coaches and captains of Brazil and the Dominican Republic at the post-match press conference on Friday

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, August 9, 2013 – Brazil beat the Dominican Republic 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-18) in the FIVB World Grand Prix on Friday.

Brazil coach José Roberto Guimarães: “We’ve had the same slow start in all four games in the World Grand Prix. That could be very dangerous for us; we lose the first set and then we get better. We have to lose that tendency; it’s not good for us.”

Brazil captain Fabiana Claudino: “We were a little bit bewildered but our serve get better, as did our offence and block.”

Dominican Republic captain Bethania De La Cruz: “We’re not happy with this result; we started with a good game rhythm but lost it during the second set. Now we will make adjustments for the next match.”

Dominican Republic coach Marcos Kwiek: “When you face a team with such a high level, you have to be consistent in every play you make. Our serve was effective at first but it decreased and then they made adjustments.”  

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