Rosario, Argentina, August 26, 2017 - Despite her individual mark was the main highlight of the clash against China, Uxue Guereca explained the whole Mexican team did well at the 3-2 victory, raising the bar in every department of the game.
Uxue Guereca Parra, Mexico player: “It was a good match. We could give everything in the fifth set as we had to recover from several points we lost, but we could make it through. We improved on everything compared to our last match - reception, serve, block, attack. Yesterday we didn’t play well and today we corrected things on all elements. I feel we played well here, especially in this final win.”
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Ricardo Naranjo, Mexico coach: “We improved a lot our attitude to win. We had to battle because of our ups and downs, but we did the basics pretty well, such as receiving and serving. To be able to finish with a win is very positive for Mexican volleyball. The will to win sometimes acts against us - we want to do things so well that we fail on essential things. The girls want to play such a perfect volleyball that they make mistakes; maybe we should focus on a simpler style and reduce our errors. We ought to be less self-demanding.”
Xu Jiande, China coach: “This tournament is not really a parameter for us, because our best players couldn’t be here with the team. Anyway, it was a good scrimmage for this young group of girls, and they will have to keep working hard when we get back to China.”