Argentina’s coach Testa - “We needed to be patient”


Resistencia, Argentina, August 19, 2015 - To make it among the tournament’s eight best teams, home boys of Argentina needed to wait until Cuba gave them a slight chance to seize. According to coach Luis Testa, the instruction was exactly that - to be patient and await for that precise moment.

Adrián Goide Arredondo, Cuba captain: "Today's match wasn't the way we expected. We jumped to the court to give all that we had but it was not enough. We had several mistakes especially with free balls and we let them go."

Jesús Cruz López, Cuba coach: "We didn't get benefit at those moments when Argentina gave us free balls and we didn't do what we planned when we had to define as well. We lost sets because of that kind of mistakes."

Felipe Benavídez, Argentina captain: "Today we started again after yesterday's defeat; we tried to forget the match against USA. At the beginning we were surprised by Cuba's attack because it was too heavy, but then we find them in block and that helped us a lot. We defended well and complicated sometimes with our serve, that took us to the victory."

Luis Testa, Argentina coach: "When the match began, we thought that if Cuba maintained that level, maybe we could lose the match, but we told the players that we needed to be patient. They finally started to fail and we could counterattack then. First set was incredibly important for us because then they took more risks and failed, so that helped us to finish the game."


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