Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, June 24, 2017 – For the coach of Japan, only compliments are in place for his team as he expressed his pride in the mixed zone of the Budvar Arena.
Fumitoshi Tokunaga, coach of Japan:
“We achieved this together, however Takanashi played amazingly well today. We analyzed Egypt and knew we had to have more power in middle blockers and Takanashi did us proud.”
Maged Mohamed, coach of Egypt: “Our players are tired at the moment. We are preparing to win tomorrow. It will a tough match, we play against China. The Asian teams have a very specific style, they move very fast and attacks from on top of the net.”