Coaches look forward to start Men’s Pan American Cup
COLIMA, Mexico, June 15, 2019. - The twelve coaches of the
participating teams at the XIV Men’s Pan American Cup look
forward to start the competition on Sunday at the
Multifunctional Auditorium in Colima, Mexico.
Fabián Muraco, Argentina:
“There are some players from the past edition; they add
experience to the team. We always play with passion up to the
end. Our new technical staff prepared a competitive chronogram
to be here, at the VNL, at the Pan American Games and the
John Barrett, Canada:
“We will try and win every match, play as hard as we can with
respect for our opponents. The competition here is very good,
giving us the opportunity to evaluate our players in an
international scene and see their potential”.
Daniel Nejamkin, Chile:
“My team had a preparation match against Portugal in Chile
before the VNL, another one against Argentina’s VNL team and
with the one competing here; and finally against Mexico. The
match against Dominican Republic is crucial, that will determine
our pool position and where we´ll be competing the rest of the
Nicolás Vives, Cuba:
“We are in preparation for the Pan American Games, our most
important event. Our goal is to win every match with no
pressure; we are in a preparation stage”.
Alexander Gutierrez, Dominican Republic:
“This is a completely renovated team, even with two players that
will play in the U-19 Worlds. We are aiming to build solid bases
for a more stable senior program and improve our position
(tenth) from the past edition”.
Reider Lucas, Guatemala:
“Very satisfied to keep competing at this level, this is a high
quality event that helps us to continue developing our
volleyball. My team is here to make the best out of the event,
even if our pool is really tough”.
Jorge Azair, Mexico:
“Glad to host the event, the fans support is very important for
our development, promotion and motivates us to go for the gold
medal. My team is mature, with many years together; there are
some young players with lots of energy that make a good
combination for our preparation for Pan-American Games and the
Diego Recavarren, Assistant coach Peru:
“Our team has shown a lot of progress, we finished a preparation
tour in Dominican Republic and Cuba; important international
matches. We hope the guys do their best to improve our position
from the past edition”.
Jamille Torres, Assistant coach Puerto Rico:
“We are coming from a good performance in the Challenger in
Cuba, with a U-21 team, a project preparing for the future.
There is no way to say if the team is fine or not until we test
them and this is the opportunity to do it”.
Roberto Joval, Suriname:
“As newcomers we are glad to be here, we prepared well because
we know that there only big names here. We came to play good and
we came for the experience, if we pick a game it will be a great
Gideon Dickson, Trinidad and Tobago:
“We had to make serious adjustments just to be here, we are
thankful for the opportunity. Because we’ve had so much years of
experience competing at this level our team will go out and
represent well, accept the results but leaving everything out on
the court everyday”.
Milan Zarkovic, United States:
“This is a new team we’ve been preparing together for four
weeks, but the players are in action all the time. We are coming
from the country that is one of the best volleyball teams in the
world so we expect to be the best that we can be”.