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Podraščanin: My personal goal is a medal

Marko Podraščanin spoke about Serbia's victory against Argentina
Wroclaw, Poland, September 2, 2014 - Serbia romped to victory over Argentina. Serbian middle blocker Marko Podraščanin spoke about the clash and about his goals for the World Championship.

What are your thoughts about this match?

Marko Podraščanin: "After the great loss against Poland, we needed to forget that match to start the tournament well in Wroclaw. I am very happy with three points, because it is very important not only for this group. I guess we will win the next three matches, but the next round will be really tough."

After losing the second set, what got your team back into the match?

Marko Podraščanin: "Personally, I do not like that break after the second set, but this time it worked for us because we played much better after it. I am not pleased with the serve errors, because we had too many of them. Each match we need to improve our game."

How would you sum up your opponents in three words?

Marko Podraščanin: "They are young, talented and they are playing very fast."

There were many discussions with the referee, changes of the decisions after challenges and repeats. Did it throw you off balance?

Marko Podraščanin: "We know that referees cannot see everything, and we are used to the challenge system. We are playing in a World Championship, so these are a good referees."

Have you already set a goal for the Championship?

Marko Podraščanin: "Yes, we have. But after the first loss, I think we were far from the level required for a medal. My personal goal is a medal. The team deserves a medal. Our setter is very young, but he is also very talented. We won bronze medals at the European Championship, so we have something to prove and we need to improve as well."


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