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Netherlands captain says : It was a very tough and long match with Korea


Netherlands coach Edwin Benne and Korea coach PARK Kiwon shake hands after the press conference

Cheonan, Korea, June 30, 2013 - Netherlands bagged back-to-back wins against Korea in the fifth week of the FIVB World League Pool C at the Yugwansoon Gym on Sunday. 

Netherlands captain Rob Bontje: Today, we had a tough and long match like yesterday. It was really difficult a match. But unlike yesterday, the Korean team leveled up. So, we couldn't get the victory easily. But we made good starts and finished well with my team-mates.

Netherlands coach Edwin Benne: It was really hard to close the match today. The Korean team did not give up easily and we did not up the match too. With our constant effort we were able to get today's victory also.

Korea Captain Lee Sun-Kyu: To defeat the Netherlands, we tried quick plays and played with a lot of teamwork today because we know that the Netherlands has the height advantage. It was not bad in the beginning, but we could not cope up with the height advantage of Netherlands in critical situations during the match

Korea Coach Park Ki-Won: "We tried to make forced attacks even though we knew that it was risky. Unfortunately, our plan did not work very well today. The match reminded me that tall players have a bigger advantage at least in volleyball.

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