Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Back to FIVB's homepage
RSS RSS l Contact l 
 Match info | Press Conference
Priddy: We suffered from the pressure

Russia and USA during the press conference
USA captain, William Priddy: “I think the match was pretty similar to our performances throughout the World League. We made a lot of errors because the Russians put a lot of pressure on us, so congratulations to them. We are here after a long journey after matches with Puerto Rico, but we will try to recover and improve our game as soon as possible.”

Russia captain Taras Khtey: “We had to play early in a day, which we are not used to. We had some problems, which we will have to eliminate. We were very lucky that we could play against the USA when they were right after a long journey, it is probably the middle of the night over there. I know they will give other teams many problems tn the next games.”

USA coach Alan Knipe: “I want to congratulate Russia for a well played match. They applied a lot of pressure on us. There were a few good runs for us, but they played better at the net. I have a lot of faith and I think we will be able to improve. I know when you give up a few points in a row it is always difficult to level the score against such a great team. Usually we are able to use those moments when we score a run of points, but it was different today.”

Russia coach Vladimir Alekno: “I am happy only with our result. The number of errors, technical errors that we made was too big and this what we have to focus on in the future. It does not matter what time in the day we play. Now I have to think and understand whether these were natural errors for a young team playing the first match or something more complex. After the first set I shouted at my team, but they know I do it just to encourage and motivate them.”


  Photo gallery