Rosario, Argentina, August 25, 2017 - Cuban captain Elizabeth Vicet explained they were not capable to deal with their own mistakes against China, while coach Tomás Fernandez stressed the girls haven’t recovered yet from the two five-setter they lost on the first round.
Elizabeth Vicet, Cuba captain: “We have had a very passive attitude on the last games. We couldn’t apply the directions of our coach, with too many mistakes from us all along. China are not that strong, but we couldn’t improve and lower our error rate. We failed in every element; we just didn’t know how to do things well. We still want to go home with a win and we will go for that tomorrow.”
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Tomás Fernandez, Cuba coach: “We had the goal of placing among the best 10 teams of the World Championship. They are very young girls and after being unable to fulfill our objective it’s very difficult for us to recover psychologically. Our amount of unforced errors is a proof - it’s something not usual in this team. The loss against Germany on the first match had conditioned us since then; we have been playing the World Championship without forgetting that result. We also lost against Argentina in five and there we went down again.”
Xu Jiande, China coach: “In the other matches we showed a lower level than today. We are a young team that needs to grow a lot; we can be better than this.”