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ECH 2017 M: Sammelvuo – “Their defense was amazing at the end of the fourth set”

by WoV

The head coach of Finnish men’s volleyball national team Tuomas Sammuelvo has commented on the performance of the team at EuroVolley.

Tuomas Sammuelvo

Tuomas Sammuelvo

We never thought the game was won, it was point-by-point. We always spoke about focusing on every moment. We gave Estonia the momentum and their defense was amazing at the end of the fourth set. We came back towards the end of the fourth set and it was crucial for us to play the fifth like we played. I’m proud of my players because no matter what happens they never give up. It has to be like this for Finland. We have to play as a team. The fans will be big for us against Serbia and Poland. Some of these players have never been to a tournament like this and I hope we remember these moments.”

Robert Täht, outside hitter of Estonia:

The fact that I scored the biggest number of points doesn’t mean that the rest of the team meant less in the game. Volleyball shows that one or two good sets are never enough. We have quite a few things to improve before the game against Serbia. This will be a tough one but we are ready to step up and fight.”


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