Riffa, Bahrain, August 27, 2017 – Japan coach Hiroshi Honda led Japan to a 3-0 win over their Asian rivals Korea in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship and he said that their bronze medal win means a lot to their programme.Japan coach Hiroshi Honda:
I am very happy and satisfied with the performance of all our players. This is a very good result for us. This is the World Championship and the bronze medal means a lot.
Every day our team got better. We could have been in the final but we are still happy to be in the top three.
Japan captain Kento Miyaura:
I am very happy with this bronze medal. We did it as a team. We played with cohesion and motivation and everyone contributed to us reaching a high level in this competition.Quick links - Volleyball:
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Korea coach Park Wongil:
We had a lot of difficulties with our reception today. We prepared ourselves for it but we didn’t perform well in the match, and that’s why we lost today.
We are satisfied with fourth place but we were expecting a little bit higher because we were looking to win every game. Overall it was a good result.Korea captain Choi Ikje:
We thought we could finish higher because we won a lot of our previous matches. We were expecting a little bit more so we are a little bit disappointed.