Australia opposite Williams: "We stuck to our game plan"


Lincoln Williams topped all scorers on the board with 18 points

Hiroshima, Japan, October 14, 2019 – Lincoln Williams scored a match-high 18 points as Australia defeated Tunisia 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-21) at the FIVB Men’s World Cup on Tuesday. 

Australia coach Mark Lebedew: "I’m very happy with the result and our performance. It was a difficult period for us the past week as we were playing top teams that were playing well. It was hard to feel good. We were relaxed and had a good start today. We got confidence and were able to finish the match as strong as we started it."

Australia player Lincoln Williams : "I think we played a really good match. We stuck to our game plan. We did well in service, block-defence and counter-attack. It is good to win because we had been struggling physically and emotionally. It is good we started strong and kept that mindset throughout the game.

We had a strong defense. It’s been tough trying to find rhythm and connection with a lot of guys. It’s been a challenge. Tomorrow we will do our best against Argentina and try to put onn a good show for the fans."

Tunisia coach Antonio Giaccobe: "They started with strong service pressure from the beginning. The team was not in a good mind. I tried to change palyers, but it didn’t work. They controlled us with block defense. It was tough for us."  

Tunisia captain Hosni Kara Mosly: "I don’t know what to say. We won yesterday and were hoping to win again today. We could not get into the match until the end. Australia played well. They did their research on us and made it difficult. Tomorrow is the last game and we hope to win."