Carlos Guerra during post-match press conference in mixed zone
Mexico City, Mexico, June 5, 2016- Carlos Guerra said his team is setting an example for future generations in Mexican volleyball history, while qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Sunday night at Gimnasio Olimpico Juan de la Barrera in Mexico City.
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Mexican captain Carlos Guerra celebrated with mariachis Mexico’s qualification to Rio in front of more than three thousand spectators, “this is a wonderful day for Mexican volleyball, reaching the Olympic Games hasn’t been an easy task and we hope to inspire young players in working hard to keep Mexico among the best in the world. This group of warriors is opening a new path for younger players”.
Guerra’s leadership for the past three days won the fans admiration, “these months of sacrifice are for the love we all feel for Mexico, it’s time to enjoy and celebrate this historic moment. After that we will have hard working weeks ahead”.
Carlos Guerra added “it’s of great satisfaction that my generation brought Mexican volleyball back into World Championships and today into the Olympics”.
Player Daniel Vargas
“We are all very happy to have qualified to the Olympic Games. It’s a privilege being here, I’ve been injured for some time and being able to play at this specific moment has no words to describe my feelings. We have worked hard to reach our goal”.
Player Samuel Cordova
“We are very proud of the results of these past three days. The fans support was amazing and I’m glad we didn’t disappoint them, we played with responsibility and with heart”.
Head coach Jorge Azair
“I only have one message, we are proving that volleyball is sport to support, today we are proving that my athletes deserve the best in preparation. I know we lost, but it was fighting strong. Mexico has much to celebrate and that’s what we must focus on”.