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We always had the final participation as our goal, says Turkey coach


Turkish coach Sahin Catma overhelmed by emotions

Turkey coach Sahin Catma:
"Since the early start of the tournament we had the final participation as our goal. We passed to the final with difficulties, we played bad sometimes. But you know, all the good teams experience some difficult moments in a championship like that. China is a team which is well known in the world. For us it is the first time we win in such big tournament.”

Turkey captain Damla Cakiroglu:
"I am proud of my team. We succeeded in this game, we wrote this match into history. We really earned this victory and we had a right for it. Chinese team is a very nice and strong team. We were defeated by them in the Pool match, but today with our strength we have shown that we can beat even such a strong team."

China coach Mang Shen:
"It was an honor for us to play in front of such an audience. Congratulations to China, they played very well tonight. It was a new experience for my players. We learned a lot during this tournament."

China captain Jiao Chen:
"We enjoyed to perforn on a platform like this. The fans helped Turkey a lot; it was not easy to deal with that kind of pressure."


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