Tokyo, Japan, September 6, 2017 – China captain Zhu Ting said that they were lucky to win their five-set encounter Brazil in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup on Wednesday.
China captain Zhu Ting:
The first four sets were played at a high level. In the fifth set, both teams played at the highest level and we were lucky to win that. Brazil are a very great team but we managed to beat them because of everyone’s efforts not just mine. We came back from two match points down to win. We made mental adjustments in that set.China coach An Jiajie:
We are happy to win such a tight contest against an excellent team like Brazil. We did well in the first two sets but not in the third and fourth sets. Our concentration went down in these sets and our passing was not good, but somehow we overcame adversity in the final set and that is why we were able to win.Quick links - Volleyball:
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China played the first two sets very well. We started to block, defend and serve better from the third set. Our ability to counter-attack was key and it is important in this competition, especially against the reigning Olympic champions.Brazil captain Natalia Pereira:
We didn’t get off to a good start, but our block and service improved in the third set that helped us score well. We play better when we are blocking and defending well.