Coach Brousseau in the mixed zone after Canada's 3-2 win against Czechia
Brno, Czech Republic, June 23, 2017 – Both coaches criticised their teams’ mistake in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship match between the Czech Republic and Canada, won by the North Americans after five sets of play.
Gino Brousseau, coach of Canada: “It was a tough match. In the second set they made a substitution, putting in Matej Smidl. He did very well and changed the game. We made so many mistakes in the second and the third sets, especially in serving. In the fourth set we just played our game and we placed our serves in and they broke down. We were fresh and in the end we won the match.”
Matthew Mawdsley, captain of Canada: “We came into the fire with the support of a self-made crowd on the bench. We feel happy about the great start.”
Ivan Pelikan, coach of Czech Republic: “We started a bit nervous today. With the substitution of Matej Smidl the game changed and we won two sets. Afterwards we slowed down without any reason.”
Kristian Cervinka, captain of Czech Republic: “Today the patience was missing on our side. After two good sets we thought we were all done and then started producing mistakes that cost us the match.”