"We never lost our focus", says coach Yury Marichev


The happiness of Russia team at the end of the game

Catania, Italy, July 17, 2015 - A thrilling fourth set brought Russia a first victory in the pool G. Russia's coach Yury Marichev praises his team for keeping the focus throughout the whole match.  

Yury Marichev, coach of Russia: "Tonight we played in a very good way. We never lost our focus during the match and so we were able to create problems to the Italian team."

Ekaterina Kosianenko, captain of Russia: "We are very happy for the victory, because it is really important for the qualification to the Final Six."

Marco Bonitta, coach of Italy: "We are not satisfied, because even if we already knew we will go to the Final Six, when we play we always want to win."

Indre Sorokaite, outside hitter of Italy: "We are very sad, because we didn't play our best volleyball. Tomorrow we have a great chance to react against Brazil." 


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