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Micah Christenson:Audience will play with Poland

Krakow, Poland, September 8, 2014 - The last game in Pool D finished with a USA victory over Italy 3-1 (25-18, 25-20, 23-25, 25-17) in front of more than 14,000 spectators at Krakow Arena for the match.

Last game in Pool D seemed to be not that easy for you. Any thoughts about your team’s performance?

Christenson: "We played much better than we played in the previous games. We were able to pass well, good reception allowed using all setting options. We also attacked very well. The team has made full collective effort today that let us actually succeed.2

You’re getting to phase two with five points on your account and quite strong opponents in the schedule. Do you consider any of those opponents more dangerous than others?

"All four teams we meet in phase two are world class but I believe that Poland specifically will have advantage of playing at home with these wonderful fans supporting them. Today we’ve experienced fantastic and noisy atmosphere and that’s not even the game of your national team, so I can imagine how it will look like when Polish team plays with you."

You played in Krakow Arena with mixed luck so far, most of the games you played were quite demanding. Aren’t you concerned that your future opponents might be less tired in phase two?

"Personally, I think I’m pretty young so I don’t need that much time for recovery (laughing). We’ve been very well prepared and that’s our job so I believe that the whole team will be able to perform very well without impact of longer games behind us."


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