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WCH M: Antiga – “I told my players to risk even more”

by WoV
source: fivb.org;

Stephane Antiga, the triumphant coach of the Polish team praised the fighting spirit of his players who did not give up despite the impressive start of the Brazilian side in the gold medal match at Spodek Hall on Sunday night.



Stephane Antiga, Coach of Poland:

“What can I say now? Our dream came true. We worked very hard during all tournament. Before the final I told guys that this match was like any other match. They showed that they are a real team. I’m happy the most that after the great beginning of the Brazilians we didn’t give up. Anyway, we never give up. I started believing in our success when our serve started to work. I told my players to risk even more, and then Brazilian receivers stopped playing so well. And we played very smartly in attack. Especialy Mika and Winiarski found a way to avoid block.”

About his coaching career:

“It’s the beginning of my career. It’ll be hard, because with started with great success. I’m surprised how fast it came. I wondered how those guys will cope with pressure, especially here in Poland. We have worse and better matches but it’s not because of pressure. They are strong.”

The motivation of the players:

“We were surprised how motivated the team was. We didn’t need to encourage them. I was afraid that as young coach I could have problems with them. It’s easier to gain success than to keep on it.”


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bro September 22, 2014 - 3:58 am

impressive POLAND !!!

dee jae September 22, 2014 - 12:42 pm

its the spirit and the energy of the crowd that gives the player motivation and fight even harder, just amazing specially the crowd, Poland is the Capital of volleyball in the world no doubt they prove it


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