Nagoya, Japan, September 9, 2017 – Brazil coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes (Ze Roberto) said that his players showed good attitude against Korea, which allowed them to bounce back in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup with a straight-set win on Saturday.
Brazil coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes:
Today, we showed good attitude as a team. Korea is an Asian team and have excellent attacking capabilities, especially the technique to deliver the ball in good places. We prepared very well and performed well against them. We passed the ball well and our counter-attack and service were good, so I’m satisfied with the result.
Scoring blocking points has been a fundamental source of points for Brazilian volleyball and it’s certainly been true this season, in this competition and in training. But in the two matches we played against Japan this year, we were not able to do that so much.Brazil captain Natalia Pereira:
Today, we got off to a better start than yesterday and we had better concentration. But in the third set, we allowed them to score many points and in the remaining match we must be more careful. However, we won today and I’d like to praise my team.Quick links - Volleyball:
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Our players are still trying to figure out how to play against tall players. In the Korean domestic competition, they usually play against shorter players as compared to this competition. But they are starting to understand and in the third set our spiking became more diversified and our players were starting to hit in different directions.
Korea captain Kim Su Ji:
In the first and second sets, we were a bit down but the younger players didn’t give up and just tried to score point by point and that was good to see.