Bari, Italy, September 25, 2014 – The Japanese team was satisfied with their second victory in Pool D over Cuba Thursday afternoon and captain Saori Kimura has put her eyes on the gold medal of the 2014 FIVB Women's Volleyball Championship.
Japan coach Manabe Masayoshi: Japan secured a 3-0 win against Cuba. It was very important and we are going the same way the next game as well. No matches tomorrow. We are going to rest, regain strength and keep focusing on Saturday's match.
Japan captain Saori Kimura: Winning today has meant a lot. Such a result is very important. Our main target is the gold medal and we are trying our utmost in order to get to it.
Cuba coach Juan Carlos Gala: Our main target is certainly getting to the Olimpic Games of 2020. We seize these opportunities to experience, both physically and professionally.
Cuba captain Sullian Matienza: Japan have been playing together for two years. They are very strong. We have tried our best.