Saturday, 16 January 2021
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Learning for the future

Issei Maeda, Captain of Japan: "Japan has not taken part to a world championship for ten years. We aren't happy with our performance today and we must work more for the future".

Masafumi Oura, Coach of Japan: "First of all, I should say that the Egyptian team, like the other teams that we played with, is a good team. As a result, we learnt a lot during this championship. I would also like to add that this team is working hard to become the Japanese senior team. During the championship, we changed four of our players. For instance, our captain used to play as the regular setter, whereas he didn't on this match. We did so because we wanted to try to have a quicker and faster play. I believe we will gain experience from this championship and from the mistakes we did. I know that our team could have played better."

Omar Hassan, Captain of Egypt: "I congratulate the Japanese team and I am very happy that we won. I believe we succeeded in putting into practice what our coach told us to do. We also did a good team-work, because we were more self-confident. That's why we won!"

Attia Hossam, Coach of Egypt: "When asked to give a final comment on the championship, I must tell that I can not express my feelings now. The Japanese team is a good team, we learnt a lot from their modern style of volleyball. I hope to play again with them in the future."


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