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Turkey's attacks are really great which foiled our blocking ability, says Thai coach


Head coaches and team captains of Turkey and Thailand in the post-match press conference

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 2, 2013 – Thailand’s head coach Apichat Kongsawat said his team did not start well which caused them dear. Following are quotes from head coaches and team captains from Turkey and Thailand.

Mehmet Bedestenlioglu, head coach of Turkey: “We played a tough match on the previous day. Some of our players also got injuries and that’s why we lost that crucial match. I think we played better in this match.”

Arelya Karasoy, team captain of Turkey: “We played this match much better than our previous match. We just tried to forget the loss on Thursday and concentrated on the match we were playing. That’s what counts for our victory.”

Apichat Kongsawat, head coach of Thailand: “We did our best. We tried to make a good fight against Turkey. Their attacks are really great that foiled our blocking ability. I think we did not start well which forced us to trail Turkey all the way. Our reception was also not that good. I hope we can improve our tactics in the next match.”

Patcharaporn Sittisad, team captain of Thailand: “Turkey played well with good serves and attacks. We could not stand their exceptional attacks.”
  

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