Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan, June 26, 2015 – Hosts Kazakhstan took a 3-0 win (25-23, 25-17, 25-20) in their match against Algeria in Pool N of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix at the Zhastar Sports Palace on Friday.
Kazakhstan coach Oleksandr Gutor said: “In the first set, we had a very slow pace without good reception. We adjusted our play and we started to improve so we were able to win. For our next match, our game plan is simply to fight for each point.”
Kazakhstan captain Korinna Ishimtseva said: “It was a tough first set for our team with mistakes on reception and on our confidence. We wish the best of luck for the Algeria team in their next matches."
Algeria coach Francois Salvagny said: “When you lose it’s not possible to be happy, but I think we played a good match. After the first set, we lost our energy so we were not able to play good volleyball for all 3 sets. But of course, congratulations to Kazakhstan, they played a really good match. I am only disappointed because in this moment we cannot play in the best that we want. We tried to do our best and in we played good volleyball in some parts of the match so next time, I think we can do something more.”
Algeria captain Fatima Zahra Oukazi said: “It was very difficult for us to play this match. It’s only the truth. We tried to do our best. Maybe we can do some little things to be better in our match tomorrow, to be able to do something more than today.”