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World Grand Prix 2005 - Press Conference

Press conference

Poland beat U.S.A. 3-1 (25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 25-22) - duration 1:42
10-Jul, start time: 14:00, end time: 15:42 - Attendance: 2'700
City: Bangkok; Hall : Mall Convention Center
"I think we played a bit below standard. We started badly. It seemed that my players looked very tired and happened to play in what could be their last hurrah. After this, we have to go back and train in our country in preparation for the forthcoming World Championships Qualification in Puerto Rico. However, we will also have bad news as three of our players comprising Jane Collymore, Kristin Richards and Shonda Cole will leave the team. They have to go back to school." - head coach Lang Ping.

"In fact, we should have won in straight sets. Our serves were very impressive only in the first two sets when USA played erratically with their receiving. However, despite the win, we have no more chance of booking a place to play in the finals in Sendai after we learned that The Netherlands already beat Korea in straight sets. The Netherlands had a better set win than us and that's what counts. We missed the cut for the finals. We next go back to our country and train in preparation for the 2006 World Grand Prix European Qualification Round in Azerbaijan." - head coach Andrzej Niemczyk