Serbian players played with great attitude and courage, says coach Zoran Terzic.
Young China team fought hard but lost to Serbia in a nail bitting 5-set thriller
Macau, China, August 24, 2011 - China vs Serbia press conference
China captain Wei Qiuyue: “First of all congratulations to Serbia. It was a great contest between the two teams. Our young team missed a lot of opportunities during the match. The main issue is that there were too many ups and downs, especially in the first half of the match, which gave us a lot of problems.”
Serbia captain Jelena Nikolic: “Thank you to China for the congratulations. Our team did not play the best match today, but we never stopped fighting. China played very well today, but we won with our fighting spirit.”
China head coach Yu Juemin: “Congratulations to Serbia for winning the match. For our young China team, it was the first time for most of our players to take part in the Finals of the FIVB World Grand Prix. Tonight is the first match, and I am delighted with the level of play of my team. In terms of skills, it was one of the better all-round performances in the WGP. Yes we have lost this match, and there is still a gap in terms of techniques when compare with some of the stronger teams, but we have demonstrated the characteristics of our play through our fast attacks and settings.”
Serbia head coach Zoran Terzic: “It was very nice to play in this kind of venue and against China. Today I am very happy and proud with the way my team played, especially in the second part of the match. My players played with great attitude and courage. Congratulations to China, they played a great game. It was a good game for the spectators, though not so good for the coaches. I am very happy with the results, and hope we can continue to play this way in the next matches.”