FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix 2012

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We played our best match of the season, says Serbia coach


From left to right Jovana Brakocevic, Zoran Terzic, Serena Ortolani, Marco Bracci

Serbia coach Zoran Terzic: "It was definitely the best match of my team in this season. We did a good job in service and in block. I hope we will continue at this level and show the same volleyball during Olympic Games in London. Now we are coming back to Belgrade to face Argentina, Cuba and Turkey. It should be easier for us, because we will play in front of our fans in Belgrade. I hope to see mu players growing up."

Serbia opposite spiker Jovana Brakocevic: "I agree, that we played very good match. Even in third set, when we lost the concentration, we were able to come back and win. Comparing to the previous games, we improved a lot. I’m happy that I had an opportunity to play in Poland. Atmosphere here is always great and people are very friendly."

Italy coach Marco Bracci: "Congratulation to Serbia team, they played incredible match. Very good and aggressive in service and block. We couldn’t respond, because we didn’t play as good on wings as the days before. Serbia controlled the game and deserved to win. Now we go to Brazil to play next difficult games versus USA, Germany and Brazil. It will be next, very important tournament on the way to London."

Italy captain Serena Ortolani: "It definitely wasn’t our day. We couldn’t find a way to force Serbia block. We were very close in third set, but we didn’t catch them."


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