FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2012

Press release

Abbondanza confident about chances to repeat as champions

Dobriana Rabadzhieva recorded 13 points including four aces in the victory of Rabita Baku over Bohai Bank

Yin Na, captain of Bohai Bank: "We have lost the game but we played against a strong team, our players learn a lot from the match and it was a good experience for our team".

Mira Golubovic, captain of Rabita Baku: "I am happy about this game today. I believe my team play very well and I am very proud that we won. We managed difficult situations together and won the last set: We hope to continue like this and can’t wait for the semifinals!”

On the second set when they seemed confused

“No I believe we were confident only that sometimes things were not getting as we wanted, in volleyball anything can happen.”

Marcello Abbondanza, coach of Rabita Baku: “I am satisfied for this victory as it is very important to play in the Semifinals. We have strong players in our team and we wanted to find new strategies and new ideas to play and today I saw it was applied during the game with success. Also, it is important to try with a good spirit and today my team played with a good spirit!”

On the chances of winning the tournament

“In every tournament we play to win. I believe Brazilian team is a strong team, but I think we can win because our team is also very strong. We play game after game and we want to think about semifinals and we will try to win.”

Wang Baoquan, coach of Bohai Bank: “It is the second game for our team in this tournament and today the girls performed better than the last game, we know our opponents are very strong but for our players it is really a good experience to participate in this competition.”

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