Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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Blain: Our game was not good enough against a team like Serbia

Philippe Blain and Oliver Kieffer read the official stats before the start of the press conference

Serbia head coach Igor Kolakovic: "I'm very happy with this success. I'm satisfied to win in Paris because it's always difficult to get a victory here. We played as we planned except in the third set but France had no mistakes."


French head coach Philippe Blain: "A part of my team was awed by Bercy and maybe also facing Serbia. Sometimes we played good volleyball but I regret that sometimes our game was not good enough and against a team like Serbia, it's not possible to hope something good will just happen. I would like to congratulate the Serbian team and their coach Igor Kolakovic. I knew that they would use their best players to preparer the Final Six in Belgrade."


French captain Oliver Kieffer: "Tonight we made too many mistakes to hope for something positive from the match. About my performance, I'm back in the team but tonight I was slower than normal."


Serbia captain Nikola Gbric: "I'm very happy tonight. We played very well in the first two sets. In the third maybe we lost concentration and France played very well and without mistakes. I'm satisfied because we were able to play better to conclude the match in the fourth."


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