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Kim Yeonkoung: We showed our best game

Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland, July 16, 2017 - Poland tasted defeat for the first time in this year's World Grand Prix, while Korea stay unbeaten after their 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-19, 26-24) win on Sunday.

Korea Captain Kim Yeonkoung: "We are very glad that we won, especially since Poland was undefeated till now and they are the hosts of this tournament. They played very well, but we also showed our best game, playing on a good level in every element."

Korea Coach Kim Sungjin: "We are very happy about today’s victory. It was a great match, our wing spiker, outside spiker and middle blockers performed on very high level. Poland team showed really good volleyball today. It’s the first time when we played with Poland on their turf and we are really impressed with their level of play. Next week we host a tournament and we will again play against Poland, so now we know what we have to improve in our game."

Poland Captain Joanna Wolosz: "We expected a tough game, because we know exactly how Kim Yeon Koung plays. I don't know what happened in the second set, especially since lately we were winning the crucial actions. We need to work on our reception, but we are going to Korea with optimism."

Poland Coach Jacek Nawrocki: "Our girls fulfilled the tactics during the first set well, and they did all we asked them to do. We have to admit that it was a good set, especially in the attack. We had a big advantage in the second set we made a mistake, then another and then we started playing with the fear of losing the next point. This type of situation can also help in team development - not only going on to win after a hard moment is helpful in that."

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