Nagoya, Japan, September 8, 2017 – China captain Zhu Ting said even though she had a 15-0 service stretch in the second set, the team was only after efficiency in their match against Korea in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup on Friday.
China captain Zhu Ting: Before today’s match, we had our coach’s instructions in our head and we were able to play as a tight unit of six players. It’s true I had a long stretch (15-0) of serving in the second set but we were just thinking about playing efficient volleyball.
China coach An Jiajie:
In today’s game, our serve and blocking was good and our preparations worked out well. Halfway through the match, I introduced younger players in order to give them some experience. We still made some mistakes and overcoming these will be our next challenge. I want to use younger players in the matches when circumstances permit and I want them to play meticulous volleyball. It hasn’t been long since our new team was established so I hope our more experienced players will take a central role in getting things right.Quick links - Volleyball:
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Korea coach Hong Sungjin:
Today, we lost to the power and height of the Chinese team. Once again, we were reminded that China is the best team in the world. My players are still learning and in today’s match it was important that our players learned many things. That was the reality of today’s game.Korea captain Kim Su Ji:
Our team consists mainly of younger players and the lack of experience really showed today. The Chinese are tall and we couldn’t compete with our lack of experience, but in saying that, today’s experience was valuable for this new team. We kept losing points in the second set. We couldn’t break through against their block. I just told my players to be brave in their play.