Kiraly: We have big goals

Tokyo, Japan, September 6, 2017 – USA won in straight sets over Korea in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup, which is part of their quest to achieve bigger goals in the future.

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USA coach Karch Kiraly: We watched the match of Korea and Japan last night, we knew that Korea had fighting spirit. They play good defence. We had a good challenge today against a strong team.

We have big goals. We have never won an Olympic gold medal. Someday we will, hopefully sooner than later. The team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will battle strongly to stand on the podium and maybe at the top.

USA captain Carli Lloyd:
We played much better today. I’m very pleased with the way we responded. Korea have a great defence. We had to show patience during each rally.

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Korea coach Hong Sungjin: Our team is made up of young players and so they got to experience many things in this match.

Korea captain Kim Su Ji: We played as we had analysed in the first half of the match, but we made a lot of mistakes in the second half. We were not able to score like we wanted to.


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