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Serve and blocking was the key for Spain

Spaniards celebrate victory over Tunisia

Mahdi Sammoud, Captain of Tunisia: “A team cannot win if it does not play as it can do and today we did many mistakes. We were able to get better during the third set but we could not follow. It is a pity because we were close to win the 5th position and we did not manage to get it.”

Carlos Baos, Captain of Spain: “We had already played against Tunisia and we had lost therefore the Tunisian team is a strong one that probably did not play 100% today. You can never relax while you are playing against them as they can always change the situation. I am now really happy for the result they reached.”

Lotfi Ben Slimane, Coach of Tunisia: “I would like to give my congratulations to the Spanish team for what they have done so far. They fought for this position and they got it. My captain was not very happy for the result of the game as he is an athlete, but I am very proud of what my guys managed to do during this World Championship. We did not even hope to get the sixth position therefore we are very happy for our result.”

Ricardo Maldonado, Coach of Spain: “Congratulations to the Tunisian team. I am sure they did not play as they could have done but however this is a historical result in the history of Spanish volleyball. We played really well today. We were good at blocking and serving. My guys wanted to get this fifth place and they managed to get it. I have to thank all the players, the staff and all those people involved in the team, up to the Spanish Federation.”


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