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CWCH W: “It was incredible gold medal match” said Istanbul coach Giovanni Guidetti

by WoV
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European champions Vakifbank Istanbul captured their first FIVB Women's Club World Championship by defeating Unilever Volei from Brazil in straight sets (25-23, 27-25, 25-16) in front of 2,000 fans at Saalsporthalle in Zurich on Sunday.



Vakifbank Istanbul coach Giovanni Guidetti: “It was an incredible volleyball match. Both teams played on the highest level, showing the 2,000 fans an outstanding duel. We played extremely well in block-defense. I am proud of my players. Once again, they showed their passion and fighting spirit. It is an amazing feeling.” 

Vakifbank Istanbul captain Kirdar Sonsirma Gözde: “I’m so proud of my team. Unilever Volei are a really strong team and they played well today, but we did an amazing job as a team. Our attack and our reception weren’t good at all in the beginning. However, we came back strongly. We are never afraid. I cannot explain our domination in Turkey, the Champions League and here at the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship. I think that the word “family” describes us the best.” 

Vakifbank Istanbul setter Naz Aydemir: “Our staff did an excellent job with a perfect game plan. We won the title with a fantastic block-defense game. In difficult situations, I can always count on Jovana Brakocevic. She is an outstanding player. Furthermore, the transfer of Carolina Costagrande helped us a lot to stabilize our passing.

Unilever Volei coach Bernardo Rocha de Rezende: “We played really well the first two sets and had some good opportunities, which we didn’t grasp. In the third set, our performance wasn’t as good as before. We committed too many errors and had to pay a high price against a very strong team from Vakifbank Istanbul. Considering the short preparation and the hard program of some of my players, our performance was pretty good. As we played two good sets today, I’m sure there’s a lot of potential in my team. However, the Brazilian season will be hard as there are good teams. We want to come back in May.”

Unilever Volei captain Fofão: “Vakifbank is an extremely well-organised team. We played two good first sets. We had a big opportunity in the first set, but couldn’t grasp on it even with better blocks. We played on the same level as our opponents. Nevertheless, our errors made the difference today.”

To read more information about this competition click on Club World Championship 2013 W

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