Suwon, Korea, June 14, 2015 - Korea beat their Asian rival Japan in straight sets 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-18). The hosts succeeded after yesterday’s defeat on home turf.
Korea coach Moon Yong-Kwan: I was worry about the absence of one of the starting members Seo Jae-Duck and after lot of consideration I decided to use Choi Hong-Suk and my belief in him was accurate. He did definitely good job today. He won 15 points being the best scorer. There was a moment that Korea was going down but the players didn’t lose their concentration and they turned around with some luck.
Korea captain Shin Yung-Suk: There are three things that we have to focus - service, blocking and the connection process. Today we did well the first two things but still not good with the connection process. The reason of this is lack of practice. Some of the players joined the national team very late and they have trained very short time.
Japan coach Nambu Masashi: Korea’s service was too strong and we were not able to receive properly. Korea’s concentration was totally different from yesterday. Our home match against Korea is just around corner next week and we will play totally different.
Japan captain Kunihiro Shimizu: Korea’s service was too strong to receive and this is why we lost. Our team was poor today.