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Russia's coach:'We planned well before playing this match'


Russia's head coach Iuriy Marichev in an interview with journalists

Bangkok, Thailand, August 17, 2013 - Russia's head coach Iuriy Marichev said that his team planned well ahead of the match against Puerto Rico and it worked out pretty well for the team's win. Following are quotes of head coaches and team captains from Russia and Puerto Rico. 

Iuriy Marichev, head coach of Russia: “We planned well before playing this match and we were very happy when we won the first set. After that, we continued our good form. That made us beat our opponents. Tomorrow we will take on Thailand. They are a very good team and their combinations are terrific. We will train much harder in order to show our spectators a good volleyball.” 
Ekaterina Pankova, team captain of Russia: “The game today was pretty tough, but we played with our good combinations and reception. That’s key to our success. As the coach said, we next play hosts Thailand which are a good team. It will not be an easy match for us. Thailand have very good wing spikers. We have to concentrate on the game seriously, especially our blocking and serving. I hope that we’ll win the match.”


Rafael Olazagasti, head coach of Puerto Rico: “Russian players are very tall, so their blocking are very good and we found it very difficult to overcome the high blocking. Our blocking and reception still needs an improvement. However, we’ll enhance our performance in order to snatch the victory in our last match against Germany here.” 

Yarimar Rosa, team captain of Puerto Rico: “We didn’t make a good start in the first set, but we improved our form in the following set. Though we lost, we hope that we’ll play better tomorrow. We’ll try our best to win our last match.” 




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