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Japan defeat the incentive for first Germany win against Poland


Captains and coaches from Germany and Poland talk through Germany's 3-0 win

Plock, Poland, August 10, 2013 - Captain Margareta Kozuch said Germany's 3-2 defeat against Japan had left her team tired but motivated as they claimed their first ever World Grand Prix victory against Poland with a 3-0 win.

"I'm happy that we won today, because yesterday we lost 2-3 when we could have won 3-0. We were so tired after the tie-break [v Japan] and I am happy that we stayed concentrated enough until the end [today]."

"Only in last set we were too relaxed and we played not so well on serve. Our block and defence system started to go well in the end."

Germany coach Giovanni Guidetti was also very pleased with the 3-0 victory.

"It was very important for us to close this match in three sets. Today we played with great service and I'm satisfied with each element of the game of my team."

"Poland had great attack, so we played our best to stop them. It was important for us to finish it." 

Poland captain Katarzyna Skowronska-Dolata congratulated Germany on their win and credited their serves for putting her team under pressure.

"They played very well in the beginning with serve, they took us under the net and made us unable to receive some balls. We know what happened today and we hope that tomorrow's match it will be better."

Poland coach Piotr Makowski said he was expecting serve pressure from Germany.

"We knew that they would try to beat us by serve, because they are world-class in that element. When we realised that we had a chance to make it possible to play more sets, Germany started to play very well again."

"I think that maybe because of the easy [3-0] win with Kazakhstan defocused us. I hope my team will be well-prepared for tomorrow's match."

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