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GP 2014: Marichev – “Turkey’s defence made us work”

by WoV

Russia beat Turkey 3-2 (25-22, 26-24, 13-25, 25-27, 15-12) on the third day of the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo on Friday in a match with many challenges.



Russia coach Yury Marichev: Today was a very interesting match and in the end we were able to win in the fifth set. But we made many mistakes in attack and I think Turkey made good preparation to counter our strong points, our wing spikers. They prevented us from making more successful attacks.

Russia No. 1 Iana Shcherbany: It was a tough game. We had difficult balls in attack and didn’t do very well, but congratulations to Turkey who did a very good defensive job. I hope we can connect as a team and play better next time.

(Re. challenge system): If it’s the right decision, it’s very good, but sometimes you trust it and other times you don’t. But today everything was good.

Turkey coach Massimo Barbolini: I think it was an enjoyable match and congratulations to Russia. And congratulations to my players who fought for the whole match.

Turkey captain Gozde Sonsirma: Congratulations to Russia. We did a bad job in the first two sets, but we did a very good job in the other three sets.


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Ali Y August 22, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Russia has plenty of substitutes and they got this win with its depth. Congratulations to. Russia. Our squad lacks of wing spikers. Only Neriman and Gozde are effective. Neriman is injured so left Gozde only. That is not enough simply. Guldeniz is not a spiker, she is effective in the backcourt in defense, more like a libero. We need to use Yeliz more for the last two games. Guldeniz, Meliha, Seda are not capable of killing the ball.


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