FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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We are happy with the result, says Turkey coach


It is a great honour to be here, to play the world championship. It is a big tournament. Today’s game was no surprise for us, said Turkey coach Gökhan Edman.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 21, 2013 – Turkey coach Gökhan Edman said he was satisfied with the performance his players showed in their first match here in Brno. He is honoured to participate at such big tournament: 

Turkey coach Gökhan Edman: It is a great honour to be here, to play the world championship. It is a big tournament. Today’s game was no surprise for us. However, we are happy with the result and we will concentrate for tomorrow’s match against Italy. Nigeria was probably not the ideal rival for the beginning of the championship.

Turkey captain Damla Cakiroglu: I am very happy to win this game. I know it is the first match and the first match of the tournament is very important. We have to forget the result and focus on our next games.

Nigeria coach Sergey Ovechkin: We play the world championship; for sure, it is very difficult. Today we played according to our possibilities. Nevertheless, we miss the experience of other teams. 

Nigeria captain Mercy Promise: Today’s game was not that bad. It is our first world championship and we need to learn. We had only one month for the preparations – it was not enough. After this match, we know we have to work harder.


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