FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

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Venezuela coach Garcia says team executed tactical play well in victory


From left Puerto Ricos captain Jose Rivera and coach Carlos Cardona. In center coach Roberto Garcia and captain Kervin Pinerua for Venezuela

Venezuela coach - Roberto Garcia "I am happy about today's game. I was satisfied with the way the players carried out our tactical plan. We are making fewer mistakes now in blocking and receiving." "Our level of performance is up. We have a good flow." "We have a young team. We would like to make the upcoming Olympics, but we also have our sights on the 2016 Games. 

 
Puerto Rico coach - Carlos Cardona "We played a bad match. Our motivation was low. Our interior defense was not good." "We must find out why we lost. I will review the match. We didn't have enough attacks." "We can't win with this kind of form. There were too few blocks."

Venezuela captain - Kervin Pinerua "I'm happy for the win today. We are gradually increasing our energy and rhythm. We had good concentration." "It's a new generation of players for Venezuela. We are reaching the level we need to succeed. We want to push forward." "We kept a good rhythm. We are here to learn and carry on." 

Puerto Rico captain - Jose Rivera "I believe our team is playing below the level needed to compete in a tournament like this." "Venezuela played marvelous today. They showed more spirit than us. I need to talk to the team after this loss. We need to boost our motivation."

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