For Kalny and Thiel the attitude was essential to beat Japan


Corrientes, Argentina, August, 22, 2015 – Germany surpassed Japan showing a great attitude and temper, mostly in the 3rd, favorable to the Asians in almost all of its development but in the end kept by the Germans.

Matus Kalny, Germany Head Coach: “These are the typical games that you win with a high moral. It’s hard to play against teams as Japan because they have a high volume of play and had lots of chances to counter attack. Our biggest problem in this World Championship was that we gave the other teams lots of opportunities to recover, but today we didn’t.”

Stefan Thiel, Germany Captain: “I was really looking forward to play and luckily I could return to the initial team. We played a good game, but the most important thing to distinguish is the attitude we showed when we were 21-24 down in the 3rd set; I’m happy with what we did and how we did it!”

Hiroshi Honda, Japan Head Coach: “We were motivated but the players think they are less than the Germans. That’s the main reason of their recovery in the 3rd set. That set should have been ours’”

Yuki Suzuki, Japan Captain: “We couldn’t show our fast-play game; the reception was not good enough. We have another chance to make things better tomorrow; it will be last match in this World Championship and we need to do our best!” 


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