FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

Press release

Puerto Rico's Rivera says China dominated in victory


Capten of Puerto Rico together with coach Carlos Cardona and China coach Zhou Jianan together with capten Cui Jianjun and Shen Qiong

China coach - Zhou Jianan:

"I'm very happy to win the first match. I was prepared for the worst because the players didn't seem relaxed."

"The team played their game despite the pressure. Our strategy worked. Our blocking was good."

"We have to focus on the roughness of our attacks and limiting errors. We must play our best the rest of the tournament."

Puerto Rico coach - Carlos Cardona

"Puerto Rico did not play well today. We made too many errors. Some of our players were not in good condition as they have not recovered from jet lag." "We hope to play better tomorrow."

China captain - Cui Jianjun:

"We are happy to win the first game. We were well prepared physically and mentally. We would like to keep up these results throughout the tournament."

China player - Shen Qiong

"We are happy to win. We would like to keep up this rhythm.Experience and flexibility is important for me. These two points were able to influence the other player I believe."

"It's not important if I start or come off the bench. Just play and enjoy the game."

Puerto Rico player - Jose Rivera:

"China dominated in all facets of the game. They pressured us with their serve and played freely in attack."

"They blocked too many balls. This was the reason why they beat us.I think a few calls were missed by the referee but I don't think this is why we lost. China played much better."


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