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Grigory Sukochev: It was important to start well

Australia's Grigory Sukochev spoke about his team's FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Pool A victory against Cameroon
Wroclaw, Poland, September 1, 2014 - Happy after defeating Cameroon in FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Pool A, Australia's Grigory Sukochev spoke about the match and changes in Australian volleyball.

We can announce this game as the revenge for the World Championship in 2010 when you were defeated by Cameroon. How would you sum up this match?

Grigory Sukochev: "I did not participate in the 2010 World Championship, but we definitely wanted to play well. We were looking for a good start to the competition, whether it was against Cameroon or any other team. It was just important to start well for us."

What was the main factor determining today's result?

Grigory Sukochev: "Errors. It was our errors against their errors, and we had to play a disciplined game. It was not perfect, of course, but for the most part we managed to do that and that helped us a lot."

What would you say about the opponent and the way they played the game?

Grigory Sukochev: "They played with a lot of passion. They are very physical and strong. We know they have a strong attack."

What result at the World Championship in Poland would be satisfying for Australia?

Grigory Sukochev: "A Gold medal [laughter]. We set our goals – we have to play game by game. This is a very long tournament and I do not want to think so far ahead."

How has Australian volleyball changed in recent years in your opinion?

Grigory Sukochev: "There are always changes – for better or for worse. We go through quite a number of players. It is hard for me to say, but hard work is a constant. We work really hard and try to find results from that."

What can you say about Polish fans? They will be much louder than today, so be prepared for Tuesday.

Grigory Sukochev: "They are really amazing. It is special to play in this country, in front of these fans who are not only passionate, but they also understand the game. They can appreciate volleyball and it feels really, really nice, so thank you to the Polish fans."


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