Saturday, 21 October 2017
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 Match info | Press Conference
Vladimir Alekno: “We will analyse our mistakes and move on”

Russia coach Vladimir Alekno: “I feel happy with the final score, though the first two sets were rather tense. We didn’t underestimate the Japanese team and knew the match would be more difficult than yesterday. They played at a high level and didn’t let us play the first set the way we wanted to. We should improve our reception.”


Russia captain Taras Khtei: “The Japanese team’s game was incredible. It wasn’t easy to withstand them. My game didn’t get going in the first set and I made a few mistakes. Happily with the help of Denis Biriukov and Dmitriy Muserskiy our team managed to reverse the situation and win.”


Japan coach Tatsuya Ueta: “We prepared to have a battle today and played the first and second sets as we had planned.”


Japan captain Daisuke Usami: “In the first and second sets we played the volleyball that we are capable of and that we wanted to perform. We had some errors with serve; we are going to work on that.”


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