The head coach Giovanni Guidetti has confirmed that they were worried about this game because Minchanka played at the high level against LE Cannet.
“I knew that this match would not be an easy one. Minchanka played extremely well in their matches with Rocheville LE CANNET and we were worried about that. That is our first match in the Champions League this season and we struggled too much in reception. I am nevertheless happy with our victory,” says Guidetti.
„We have been waiting for this match for a while and we caught a good start. We were 8-2 up but at this point VakifBank started serving on Hanna Hryshkevich – who is only 17-year-old and this broke our rhythm. As for the game itself, I liked it, and would like to thank my players, because they played such a great match. I am sorry for the third set where we could not cope with the pressure. Of course, my players did not follow all of my instructions but this is a learning opportunity for us and we will travel to Turkey as motivated as ever,” says coach of Minchanka, Viktar Hancharou.