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WL: Voronkov – “We felt like at home”; Kolaković – “Fans gave us spirit”

by WoV
source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

Serbia opened this year’s edition of World league with 3-2 win over Russia at home court. It was a really good game, especially in the tie-break, where audience could enjoy in every point of both sides.

Igor Kolaković


Andrey Voronkov, Russia coach:

“This was a very important match for us as we had to prove to ourselves that we can win despite losing the first two sets. We had to find out how to follow up with our playing when it was difficult. Yesterday I said that the Pool is the strongest and that we could not allow ourselves to lose 3-0, as that would be very difficult for the team to play tomorrow. In this way, they have a hope to be able to play better, especially as we have not only the Serbian team, but also the United States, where we have to show our game. As for the atmosphere in the hall, it was wonderful, very warm. They showed that they were not indifferent to what happens with their team. It was the first match for both teams and it was very important for all of us that the atmosphere was kept on the highest level. We felt like we were playing at home in a very dignified way.

Igor Kolaković, Serbia coach:

“First of all, many thanks to our trusted fans in Niš. When we needed energy they helped us, and gave us spirit to move on. Of course, we could have won this match earlier, but we fell after being 2-0 up, and Russia made the most of it. Overall, I am happy, because it is always great when you beat such a great rival. Tomorrow is a new match and I know we must do a lot better if we want to win again.“

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Axe May 31, 2014 - 11:36 am

Congratulations to Serbia!


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