Tokyo, Japan, June 13, 2019 - Pool hosts Japan claimed victory against Thailand on Thursday.
Thailand captain Nootsara Tomkom: "We lost the game today as we made many mistakes. This long tournament makes our team tired a little."
Thailand coach Danai Sriwacharamaytakui: "I'd like to say congratulations to Japan. In this game, Japan got off to an auspicious start with great offence. We could not play our volleyball against Japan's strategic defence system. We worked hard to get the victory, however, but made many mistakes."
Japan game captain Miya Sato: "In the first half of the game, we could not score the points effectively by the attacks. In addition, we could not adjust well to the opponent’s combinations. However, Kurogo’s attack with her full power changed the atmosphere of the team."
Japan player Ai Kurogo: "We made many mistakes, which we can improve on easily. Our strong serve disrupted the opponent's combination attacks."
Japan coach Kumi Nakada: "I am happy to get the victory. We strongly hoped to clear up the regret for the loss against Thailand in the Asian Games. The key point for this match was to hit the strong serve in order not to let Thailand play with good combination."