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men s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

Greece beat France 3-2 (25-22, 14-25, 26-24, 23-25, 15-10) - duration 2:19
21-Aug, start time: 19:30, end time: 21:49 - Attendance: 9'360
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Konstantinos CHRISTOFIDELIS (GRE) - wing spiker

"It was a great win. We have now beaten an important team, who have always shown they can perform. We started slowly but we eventually got back our rhythm. We tried very hard to reach the next level of this tournament. We are looking forward to the next match."

Philippe BARCA CYSIQUE (FRA) - middle blocker

"The difference within the match was that Greece was a very consistent team, especially in their defense. We were also consistent as a team, but we left some space for them to attack."

Stylianos PROSALIKAS (GRE) - head coach

"This was a very crucial match, as the one coming on Monday (against Serbia and Montenegro). France is a very good team and we shall meet them again, if Argentina lose their next match. They had a good defence and we had good offense. We have had great matches in this tournament and we hope to keep it that way."

Philippe BLAIN (FRA) - head coach

"I think that this evening, we were lacking unity as a team. We were beaten by a good Greek team. We lacked defense, and inthe fifth set it seemed like everything was in favor of the Greek team."

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