Mexico City, Mexico, June 4, 2016 - Mexico coach Jorge Azair, besides speaking about his team’s performance against Chile, addressed the need to be focused, patient and aggressive for Sunday’s clash against Tunisia.
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“We expected a tough game today. Chile’s serves are very effective and our reception presented difficulties in the first set as some of the guys lost control. For the second set our adjustments in reception and blocking worked out”.
Speaking about tomorrow’s match against Tunisia, he said: “Today Tunisia played different and for sure their strategy against us will also present variations. We must remain patient, aggressive and willing to win tomorrow”.
Captain Carlos Guerra, Mexico
“It was a great math, Chilean players have an awesome technique and they presented a difficult tactic to read. It feels great to be one mat away closer to our goal. For tomorrow’s match we must play at our best, which means we must rest well. It’s not easy to sleep because we have never been in this situation before and your mind keeps on thinking about the responsibility ahead. The team performed well, we helped each other and we will stay focused to reach our goal”.
Vicente Parraguirre, Chile’s top scorer
“Mexico played very well, so did we, but we weren’t able to keep the same intensity as we started. In my opinion we had a very bad third set and now we are going to focus and prepare for the final match against Algeria”.
Head Coach Daniel Nejamkin, Chile
“Congratulations to Mexico for today’s win. As for us, we didn’t play our best volleyball. Mexico took excellent advantage of the opportunities we gave away with our errors. The team needs to work and play more international matches, with this they will gain more experience to keep the same rhythm during the whole match. For tomorrow we must mentally recover from today’s loss and defeat Algeria in straight sets”.