Japan feel better and better, says coach Daichi Saegusa


Spirit is there for Japan as coach and also players are enjoying their run in Argentina so far

Rosario, Argentina, August 19, 2017 - Besides expressing the good feeling among his players after their second win in Argentina, Japanese coach Daichi Saegusa found in reception a vital factor for the consistent display of the team against the Dominican Republic. 

Daichi Saegusa, Japan coach: “We are feeling better and better. We were very strong in reception today and we were able to play very comfortably because of that. We had some very good scoring streaks as well and another interesting thing for us was the output of the reserve players - there’s no starting six, these girls are all able to perform the same way and the team keeps the same identity.”

Shuri Kurata, Japan captain: “I’m very happy for this victory, but I think we haven’t reached our full potential as a team. I believe we can keep increasing our level, so we will try to be even better tomorrow.”

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Madeline Guillen, Dominican Republic player: “Japan play very fast and defence is not among our strong points, so this game was very difficult for us and things didn’t go the way we wanted. We must receive better and also we have to dig more to improve.”

Alexandre Ceccato, Dominican Republic coach: “We didn’t play well. Japan did it quite better than us; they served very well and defended a lot so my congratulations to them. We didn’t know how to play against them and they didn’t let us play. Now we have a decisive game, it’s a do or die situation against Peru in which we have to win, and then to look for another victory against China.”


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