We played better against Peru: Korea captain


 Matsumoto, Japan, August 23, 2015 – Korea defeated Peru 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-18) on the second day of the FIVB World Cup at Matsumoto City Gymnasium on Sunday.

Peru captain Mirtha Uribe: This was a very important match for us but we weren’t able to score at the important moments. We need to review today’s match to prepare for tomorrow.

Peru coach Maruo Marasciulo: Congratulations to Korea. This Peru team didn’t have enough time to prepare and two players who should be here are in the under-23 competition while two others are preparing for the under-20 tournament. Also, we don’t have many backup players and two of those are under-16 players. Still, today at the start of the second and third sets we did well but couldn’t sustain our performance. But we did some things OK and want to concentrate on our good points.

Korea captain Kim Yeon Koung: Yesterday, we lost an important match. Today, we were able to win and play better. I’m satisfied that the team won and that’s good, but I’m not so satisfied with my own play. The coach pulled me today because my condition wasn’t so good and we have a lot of games to play.
Korea No. 7 Lee Jaeyeong: In yesterday’s game we didn’t play so well but today we were more relaxed so could win. So we want to keep on winning like we did today.

Korea coach Lee Jungchul: Compared with previous competitions, we have some young setters. Also, we have tended to focus on Kim Yeon Koung, but now we have Lee Jaeyeong and Kim Heejin as important elements of our attack and defence. We have to concentrate on having better combinations with the setters. The weak point of the younger players is that they don’t have much experience. Lee Daeyeong just graduated from high school and looked a bit nervous today, while yesterday our other setter looked nervous. Today, our serving wasn’t so great. If we can improve that, our attack should get better.


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