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Rezende: 'We cannot revolutionise the team in just five days'

Bernardo Rezende speaks to the press ahead of Brazil's matches away to Iran
Tehran, Iran, June 13, 2014 - Reigning World Champions Brazil's coach Bernardo Rezende discussed his team's recent results in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League, pointing to inconsistent player performances to explain the difficulties experienced in pool A. 

In a press conference prior to his team's match against Iran in the fourth week of World League Intercontinental Round action, the Brazilian coach said: "All teams go through periods of rising and falling, and Brazil is not an exception." 

Rezende rejected comments about relational problems in the Brazilian team.

"The players were not emotionally prepared, while injuries have made things worse. Also, we have to accept that Iran were a better team, which is why they won the game," he said.

A journalist asked the Brazilian coach if he expected his team to beat Iran in their next match, after losing to the Asian team last Sunday.

Rezende explained: "Of course, we cannot revolutionise the team in just five days. Iran play at home and will be supported by 12,000 fans. It was so interesting to see the people here in Iran who know me by name. It proves how popular volleyball is among the Iranian people."

"Also, Iran have a good coach and we hope to have very good matches on Friday and Sunday, as the fans expect."


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