"Sport is about never giving up" - Canada coach Glenn Hoag


Canada with a big win over Mexico in straight sets

Gdansk, Poland, September 6, 2014 – Canada easily cruised past Mexico in straight sets in Pool C of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship at the Ergo Arena on Saturday. 

Mexico captain Carlos Guerra: “I wish Canada the best of luck and health until the end of the tournament. We are disappointed with our game. We definitely lacked the energy we had from yesterday. Our last match will be against Egypt tomorrow, we have to forget about our failure from today and recharge our batteries for tomorrow.” 

Mexico coach Sergio Hernandez: “The team did not play the way we expected. We need to let go of it tonight and forget defeat. Canada have always been a high-level team. We always look forward to playing with them and we want to benefit from every single meeting. We did not use this opportunity to be better as our plays did not really come out well.” 

Canada captain Frederic Winters: “Lie the last couple of days, I am extremely happy about the results and how we managed to gain the points. Sometimes it is difficult to focus on every match and come out to the court with full confidence. Fortunately, we did it today. We have to stay focused for the match tomorrow and hope to play our best.” 

Canada coach Glenn Hoag: “I am happy with the victory. The important thing is that I managed to put some substitutes on the court and my team really benefitted from this. Mexico played with less energy after yesterday’s match against Russia. They lacked power but they still performed well. Their team shows a lot of good team spirit and they never give up in the game. That is what sport is about, you have to put effort and not stop because this is the only way you can win. I could really see this in how Mexico plays that is why I always look forward to play with them.”


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