Yokohama, Japan, September 30, 2018 - Germany coach Felix Koslowski credited his team’s thorough preparations as the key to their 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-16) win over Cameroon on day two of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship on Sunday, and was delighted with his players’ professionalism as they overcame a spirited opponent.
Germany coach Felix Koslowski: First of all I want to congratulate Cameroon for what they did yesterday. They achieved something that nobody expected by winning the first match here against Mexico, and that really alarmed us. I think they have grown a lot and I think it’s very good for volleyball if Africa does well. They really play good volleyball and they really deserve to be here at this World Championship. Of course today against us it was very difficult for them, my team were really focused from the first point until the last and we had a lot of respect for Cameroon. We made a lot of videos about them to understand what we had to do, because this match was very important for us to take the points towards our goal of getting into the next round.
Germany captain Maren Fromm: Actually, after Cameroon’s victory yesterday we were alarmed by their physically strong play, so our key to the success today was to serve well and we were really good at this. By doing that we could control the spikes a little bit better.
Germany’s Jennifer Geerties - Every one of us did a great job today, kept the pressure high in all elements, and played very focused in attack and when serving. In the end we didn’t know what to expect from Cameroon, but we saw on video that they have a high spirit and they keep fighting to the end, so it was a nice experience to play against them.
Cameroon captain Christelle Tchoudjang Nana: First of all I’d like to congratulate the Germany team. We lost today but knew the German team was at a much higher level than us so I couldn’t say the result was a surprise. We tried to concentrate and we did, but the result didn’t come so now we will focus on the next game.
Cameroon’s Zessi Emelda Piata - We knew the German team was superior to us, but our objective was to improve our game and construct our plans so we can be better for the upcoming matches.
Cameroon coach Akono Jean Rene Bekono - It’s disappointing that we lost today’s match but we knew that Germany were a higher level and a strong team, so the result was no surprise. Our primary aim for this competition was to win yesterday and we were able to achieve that, and now we just need to keep working looking ahead to the next matches.