FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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I told me players to forget the result and just play, says Bulgaria coach


My team showed strong motivation. However, we committed too many errors tonight, said Bulgaria coach Dimo Tonev.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 28, 2013 – Colombia led 2-1 and 11-6 in the fourth set but could not pull clear. Bulgaria showed remarkable fighting spirit to make a dazzling comeback. It was very important to keep a good spirit and fight back, said Bulgaria captain Simona Dimitrova.

Bulgaria coach Dimo Tonev: My team showed strong motivation. However, we committed too many errors tonight. After the tough losses in the first and third set, I told me players to forget the result and just play. They just needed to win the last set. 

Bulgaria captain Simona Dimitrova: This match was very difficult for us. My team did not start very well. Nevertheless, it was very important to keep a good spirit and bounce back.

Colombia captain Andrea Estrada: We began strongly. In the second and fourth set, I do not know what happened. We lost focus behind the service line – and consequently lost. 


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