We must focus to make a difference - Slimane


Belmadi Slimane led France to another victory in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship

Riffa, Bahrain, August 19, 2017 – France coach Belmadi Slimane underlined the importance of focus in their 3-0 win over Cuba in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship at the Isa City Sports Hall on Saturday.

France coach Belmadi Slimane:
A lot of teams are in the same level, so in the end we need to focus on every point to make a difference. We played at the same speed as Cuba and we need to play faster when we face Japan. Japan play very fast and if we do not do the same, it will be hard for us to win.

It will be a very hard match tomorrow against Japan. We need to play better that is why I always tell my players to play better every day. We must be more focused and we have to fight more.

France captain Lucas Soldner: We need to show more fight, more respect to the technical plan of the game. We need to have more speed in the game. The team spirit is good right now and we hope we can continue playing like this.

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Cuba coach Jesus Lopez:
We lost our first two matches, so we have no other options but to win the next two to qualify to the next round. We are in a difficult situation right now. My players were a little better than yesterday, but it was still not enough to win the game. We have to play much better in the next match.

Cuba captain Rey Quesada: We need to keep fighting and playing to win tomorrow. Our next two opponents are Poland and Brazil and they are very tough competitors.


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