Saturday, 21 October 2017
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We were too relaxed: Serbia captain Janic

From left to right, Bojan Janic, Igor Kolakovic, Daniel Castellani and Tuomas Sammelvuo

Serbia captain Bojan Janic: ''I'd like to congratulate the Finnish team for their victory. They played very good and they were committed to this match and to winning. We thought they were an easy opponent, but we were wrong. So we entered the match very relaxed – as we saw, too much. We hope we'll do better in tomorrow's match.''

Finland captain Tuomas Sammelvuo: ''I would like to thank Serbia for the great game. We are very happy for this victory. We were great in blocks and serves, and that's what made the difference between the two teams. Our tactical services allowed us to win tonight's match.''

Serbia coach Igor Kolakovic: ''Congratulations to the Finnish team for their victory and the great game. They showed a great desire to win tonight. When we don't start playing well, everything can change. We had a psychological problem and we weren't able to solve all the other problems we had on court. We'll try to change it for the second match and to win. We are absolutely disappointed with tonight's loss, but we hope that it will help us to regain our strength.''

Finland coach Daniel Castellani: ''We are happy for the players, I have a new team and new players and they have a new coach and we have worked hard in the last four weeks. We played a good game, with lot of defence and good blocks. We hope we'll win tomorrow again, of course, but it will be a very difficult task.''


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