Velasco: "We had problems with continuity"


Hamamatsu, Japan, September 9, 2015 – Argentina overcame Venezuela 3-2 (30-32, 25-15, 24-26, 25-13, 15-10) in the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup at Hamamatsu Arena on Wednesday. 

Argentina coach Julio Velasco: "Today was a difficult match because in the beginning we started with different players from yesterday because we need to get all the players into the rhythm of the competition. Also, Venezuela played so well, especially in defence and attack. We won the second set, but in the third set, Venezuela played well again. We had problems with continuity. The sets we won were clear. For our team, it’s a good thing if we think about Olympic qualification in October. I don’t want my players to think it will be an easy competition. Tt will be a very difficult one."

Argentina captain Luciano De Cecco: "It was a hard game especially in the first set when Venezuela fought very hard. Yesterday against Iran it was also tough in the first set. We had some misses and made some errors. It takes time for us to get our game going and the other teams are all top teams, so we can’t win easily."

Venezuela coach Vincenco Nacci: "Today’s game was a very tough match. We really wanted to win but it was hard like yesterday. We were able to play well in the first and third sets but in the second and fourth we didn’t compete so well. We need to have a consistent rhythm."

Venezuela captain Kervin Pinerua: "Congratulations to Argentina. It was a great match. Now, we’d like to prepare for tomorrow’s game against Iran."

Venezuela player Ivan Marquez: "It was a great game especially in the first set when we played well and competed hard, so we were happy with that."


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