There's always something to improve on - Wallace


Wallace de Souza of Brazil spikes over the Canadian double block of Nicholas Hoag and Graham Vigrass.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 10, 2016 - Both Brazil and Canada have put their last match behind them and are looking ahead at their next opponents, after the hosts beat the North Americans in four sets to bring round 2 of the men's volleyball tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to a close.

Brazil coach Bernardo Rezende

On how difficult it was to play Canada:
"Canada are athletic and physical. We had fantastic progress in the match."

On how he felt when Canada levelled at one set all:
"We had to recover from the beginning but we found quality in our play. We put more pressure on their service and that helped us to go on and win."

On how he sees the match against USA:
"This is going to be a very important game, like life or death for USA. It is crucial for them. They have to win, it is crucial for them to win."

Wallace de Souza (BRA)

On his team's performance:
"We will always have something to improve in our play. We have to grow our game."

On playing USA in their next match:
"USA are a good team. We have to dominate them. We have to get better on our service in order to do that."

On USA having lost two matches:
"If they beat us they are going to feel more free and feel better about the tournament. Then they can start to play better. So we have to try and stop that from happening."

Canada coach Glenn Hoag

On losing the match after taking the first set:
"I don't know if it was a disappointing result because they are the number one team in the world and are a very, very hard team to play. We're disappointed in some ways in certain aspects of how we played the game where we could have made a few less execution errors and stayed with them. But they are a good team, they don't make these types of errors and that's why they're ranked number one in the world. Now we need to look at what went wrong and get our focus for the match against France."

On making eight errors in the third set when tied at one set apiece:
"You try to keep it to around four to six errors (per set) but they forced us to go that way you know, so we're going to need to be better in the next match because France is similar to Brazil."

John Gordon Perrin (CAN)

On where it started to go wrong for Canada after a solid start:
"They started serving a lot stronger and a lot more consistent. Our passing broke down for stretches at the wrong points and in that third set we just made a string of errors and that made the set."

On the noisy home crowd:
"We were playing the No.1 team in their home country at an Olympic Games so there were a lot of nerves and a lot of anxiety out there and I think maybe it hurt them just as much as us."

On how they will respond to the defeat:
"We need to rest and recover. We have one day and then we play France in a crucial game. They're going to be on their 'A' game because they need to win so we're going to have to match that and try to get a good result."


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