Ze Roberto: Third set was key


Brazil's third set comeback was key to their four-set victory over Russia

Tokyo, Japan, September 5, 2017 – Brazil coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes (Ze Roberto) said that their play in the third set was key to win the match against Russia in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup on Tuesday.

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Brazil coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes: The third set was key today. We were in a difficult situation trailing Russia at 23-19, but it was war from there and we were able to win.

We both have young players and Russia have two great receivers. What is important here is that our young players get experience and polish their skills.

Brazil captain Natalia Pereira:
It was good that we could win and get the three points. We need to improve as we gave too many breaks to Russia. We have to improve on our defence and service in the coming matches.

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Russia coach Vladimir Kuziutkin: I think the score says it all. The third set was the difference. If we won that it would have been more interesting.

We have many young players and must move forward with them in each match. I don’t just think about six players going into a match, I think about all 14. It can be difficult with young players, but I try to use them all to give them experience.

Russia player Tatiana Kosheleva: We did not expect this result today. We had good points and good sets, but in the end Brazil won. We just have to be patient in our next matches.


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