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Russia gave us a volleyball lesson - Thai coach

Russia coach Vladimir Kuzyutkin (right) and captain Maria Borisenko in the press conference
Thailand captain Wilavan Apinyapong: We need more consistency. We cannot play well when we are in a tight competition. Russia have a lot of experience. It's difficult to beat them.

Russia captain Maria Borisenko: Although the Thai fans cheered their team loudly all the way, we felt no pressure. However, I think Thailand played very well. It's very difficult to play a strong team like Thailand.

Thailand coach Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai: Russia taught us a volleyball lesson. We still have many things to learn from much stronger sides. Russia are very strong. They are world champions and played with exceptional tactics and techniques. Above all, they are much taller than my players. We suffered on blocking them as well as attacking the taller blockers. Their defence is good. That's why our defence was a bit below standard today. We have to try much harder next week when we will take on Brazil, Italy and Kazakhstan.

Russia head coach Vladimir Kuzyutkin: We expected a straight-sets win and we did it finally. However, I admit that Thailand are very strong. We tried to send in everyone on our team to gain competition experience. We will have a tougher task next week when we will play China, Germany and Peru.


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