Poland captain Milena Radecka, “Congratulations to China. Today, our opponent was too strong for us. Our game against Kazakhstan yesterday was a chance to get into the final but we lost it. We were very sad and angry. We will go back to our home tomorrow.”
Poland coach Alojzy Swiderek, “We lost the match mainly because of our attacks and blocks. We will work on these two elements in the future. As we only had two weeks to prepare for the World Grand Prix, we have already put our utmost effort in the games and we still need to work hard.”
Poland had an advantage early in the first set but they ended up losing the game. Poland coach Alojzy Swiderek commented that four points in female volleyball games is not really a large gap. The loss is due to China’s remarkable serve and our weakness in defence and attack, instead of mental pressure.
China captain Wei Qiuyue, “Both teams played well in this match. We put our top gear in this match. For the upcoming matches, we will strive our best in every single step.”
China coach Yu Juemin, “Poland team played really well today. Our team players also worked really hard, especially on blocks and attacks, and this is our best match in the Hong Kong leg. Wang Yimei is in very good form today as well.”
“Among the three legs, we have the most satisfactory performance in Hong Kong, as our players improved their stability throughout the games.
“To prepare for the finals in Macau, team coordination and strategies have to be refined. There is still a big gap between the strong teams and us.”
“Our new libero player Shan Danna participated in the game for the first time. The performance of this young player was pretty good especially in mentality. As each team will have twelve players in the Asian Championships, which includes only one libero player, we have yet to decide whether the place will go to Shan or Zhang Xian.”
“We played against Russia and Serbia in previous games and they have a lot of things that we can learn from. For us, all teams are excellent, so we will take every game seriously.”
Regarding their main competitors in Asia, China coach Yu Juemin said, “We lost 0-3 against Japan in Swiss Cup, which the opponent did not send their full team to play the game. Korea has changed a lot after the Guangzhou Asian Games. It is hard to estimate the current strength of these two teams. The Asian Championships is an entry ticket for the World Cup, so we will put our high focus on this tournament.”