FIVB Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

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Kim Yeon-Koung says ticket to London in sight


Korea's setter Kim Sa Nee was in good connection with Kim Yeon Koung the whole match

Kim Hyung Sil, coach of Korea: We are happy to win tonight. The players played very well. A Japan-South Korea match often makes players nervous. It can be positive or negative, but we used it in a positive way. We almost have the ticket to the London Games. We learned from our losses to Russia and Serbia and that made a difference in this match.

Kim Yeon-Koung, player of Korea: Today's match was very meaningful for us. By winning we can see the ticket to the London Games. We have win one match at a time, so in this sense it was very important. Japan's defense is famous worldwide. We watched videos to study their system and it worked for us.

Masayoshi Manabe, coach of Japan: We were beaten 3-1. We were inferior in all aspects tonight. That is it.

Yoshie Takeshita, player of Japan: We made many mistakes. Unfortunately we could not win. We will try our best in the last three games.

Mai Yamaguchi, player of Japan: We made too many mistakes. Korea controlled the tempo tonight.

Saori Kimura, player of Japan: The match was played from start to finish at Korea's pace. We tried to change it in the middle, but it didn't work.

 


 


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