“I’m very happy to win the first game of the competition but in terms of our performance, I can’t be satisfied. I think we could have done better. Some aspects of our play were good, such as our passing system, but there were other aspects that could be improved. However, these aren’t major factors, they are just things that happen during the match. So, we can fix these things. We won our first match but I think from the next match, we can play even better. For Brazil, volleyball is an important sport so in any international competition, we must field the best players available. In this team, we have seven members from the winning Olympic team, which is 50 per cent. Now, it’s a new cycle so we must gradually introduce new players. Brazil supporters expect us to perform well, produce results and make it on the podium,” says Renan Dal Zotto.
“We lost 3-0 and that was disappointing but there were some positives. Bearing in mind that we carried injuries when we arrived in Japan, our blocking and defense was good, so we hope to carry these good aspects forward with us in the coming matches,” says Laurent Tillie.
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