Wednesday, 16 June 2021
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The fourth set was the key - Murilo


Brazil player Murilo: Cuba is always very respected by Brazil. We know their physical characteristics and we can not only step onto the field to play, we have to know what we are doing. The fourth set was the key and we stepped onto the field full of confidence.  We did not play well against Argentina and against Serbia. We must serve well and we have to make good use of every spike tomorrow and over all, serve well as they are very tall and coordinate very well their spikes.

Brazil coach Bernardo Rezende: It is very important to win against a strong team like Cuba. We started with 12 unforced errors spiking in the first set. Then we started playing as we like to do. Tomorrow we have to play thinking Volleyball. The team that played today is the starting line-up. Giba is the leader he cheers us a lot and is always ready to play. Marlon always plays better when he gets onto the field once the match has started and tomorrow we need him in good form so that he plays an intelligent game against Russia.

Cuba captain Robertlandy Simon: We played badly and tomorrow it will be another day.

Cuba coach Orlando Samuels: No doubt, Brazil stand at a higher lever than Cuba. We started with a very good rhythm but against Brazil one can not play with mistakes. They had a great defence.

Mixed Zone:

Brazil player Da Silva Pedreira Junior Mario: This is a very important moment, people helped a lot.  It is very hard to play against Cuba and if they would have had a wider advantage it would have been harder. We booked for the final match with a lot of effort.  We have to step onto the court with our hearts and confidence as we did today.


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