FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Germany

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It's an honour for us - Björn Andrae

Germany celebrate participating in the Olympics for the second edition in a row

Berlin, Germany, June 10, 2012 - Press conference: Germany v Czech Republic

German coach Vital Heynen:
“It was the toughest day of the tournament. We needed the win while the Czech Republic didn't mind about winning or not winning. It wasn’t a very good game. We didn't show our full potential but it was enough. We didn't prove ourselves by playing nice volleyball but by working hard.”

German captain Björn Andrae: “It's a very emotional moment for us and we are very proud of our qualification for the Olympic Games. It was a tough game. The Czechs didn't have any strain while it was about everything for us. They put us under pressure but we fought hard against it and deserved the win. It's an honour for us to particpate in the Olympic Games."

Czech coach Stewart Bernard: â€œMy boys played well and fought hard. We improved our game within the tournament. I'm proud of the team, I know they can have a good future. I'm happy also for Germany. The team worked hard, now it's finally worthwhile.”

Czech captain Ondrej Hudecek: “Congratulations to the German team. It's a great result qualifying for the Olympic Games the second time in a row. I hope the match against us was good preparation For Germany ahead of their strong opponents at the Olympic Games. We played well and only have to improve little details for being able to beat teams like Germany or Cuba.”

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