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men s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

France beat Tunisia 3-1 (25-23, 18-25, 25-19, 25-19) - duration 1:39
23-Aug, start time: 9:00, end time: 10:39 - Attendance: 1'860
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Mathias PATIN (FRA) - setter

"It was the first time we played so early and it was hard for us. We knew we had to win 3-0 or 3-1. We had a lot of tension in the beginning. I am very happy for today's win and because most of my team mates had the chance to play today."

Mahrez BERRIRI (TUN) - libero

"In this match we had less of a chance to finish as winners. The team of France are very good. We started good but we made a lot of mistakes at crucial moments. They played by using different tactics than ours. Nevertheless, we are lucky to have played against such a strong team. We will try to work more on our service and blocks. "

Philippe BLAIN (FRA) - head coach

"We had a good and stable match today. It was a very good match. Some players were more stable throughout the match than others. In general, a great match."

Antonio GIACOBBE (TUN) - head coach

"We are getting better and better every day. We played very well. My team showed that they can play Volleyball at the Olympic level. "

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