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Brazil’s coach: “The errors made the difference in the match”

Bulgaria captain Todor Aleksiev talks during the press conference

Brasília, Brazil, July 5, 2013 – Brazilian head coach Bernardo Rezende accredited the errors as the decisive element to the 3-1 FIVB World League win over Bulgaria (24-26, 25-17, 25-20 and 25-23) on Friday.

Brazil made 22 errors, against Bulgaria’s 34.

“It made the difference in the match,” Rezende said. “We can say that if we are heavy weight, they are super heavy. We can’t face their block. So, for tomorrow we can improve the pass and the serve.”

Brazilian captain Bruno Rezende agreed with his head coach. “I knew it was not going to be easy,” he said. “In the first set, we made a lot of errors in serving. We got better from the second set and we improved our block. It could be better, but the most important is the three points we got.”

Bulgaria’s top scorer with 15 points, team captain Todor Aleksiev assured that things will be different on Saturday, when the two sides will meet again.

“We committed too many errors, easy errors,” Aleksiev said. “You can’t do this when you are playing against a team like Brazil. It was a lesson for us, even if we didn’t play well”

Besides the defeat, Bulgarian head coach praised his team’s performance in the FIVB World League.

“They played as I expected,” he said. “We’re happy to face such a great team. Even thought we have a young team, we’ve been playing in a high level against talented opponents.”

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