FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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UPCN want to "focus on the point achieved" towards the semifinals


UPCN coach Fabián Armoa still trust in his team ahead of the match against Al-Rayyan

Demián González, UPCN captain: "I'm still a bit angry because of this loss, so it's hard for me to see things clearly. I have to congratulate Trentino for winning such a tight game. I actually wasn't thinking on tomorrow's game, I wanted to win and qualify today, but now we have one more chance."

Emanuele Birarelli, Trentino captain: "Playing against UPCN it's always a fight, it's always also a great game for the viewers. For tomorrow we have to just think in our match, and then we'll see what happens in the other one. I don't think the experience was the key today, as we are a new team, rearranged for this season."

Fabián Armoa, UPCN coach: "I think we need to focus on the point we have achieved. That point might mean the semifinal berth if we defeat Al-Rayyan. It's a tough defeat, but we must leave it behind and think on the next match. Al-Rayyan it's probably the best team individually, but we are a team that works year after year and we plan to fight. We respect the great players they have, but we won't do it on the field."

Roberto Serniotti, Trentino coach: "As my captain said, every time we play against UPCN it's not a match, it's a war. We are two teams of the same level; always struggling with close sets. They fight and defend a lot, that's very important in them as well. It's been a while since we played a game with this level."

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