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ECH 2017 M: Shlyapnikov – “In every aspect, my players were better than the Bulgarians”

by WoV

Sergey Shlyapnikov is satisfied with the performance of his team in the first game at the European Championship.



In every aspect of the game, my players were better than the Bulgarians. We made fewer mistakes. But we must remember that it’s our opening match of the European Championship. I’m happy with the victory and think that it’s an important first step. My team now will play a difficult match against Slovenia, a surprising silver medalist two years ago. We don’t know what the Spaniards are capable of,” says Sergey Shlyapnikov.

The result in this match against Bulgaria is obviously great for us but this success doesn’t guarantee a ticket to the playoff phase yet. Personally, I’m satisfied with our level today but maybe the coaches and supporters are waiting for more. Our team will now play against Slovenia and we don’t expect it to be easy,” explains Sergey Grankin.

Recall that Russia took 3-0 win over the Bulgarians.


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