Bangkok, Thailand, July 10, 2016 - Netherlands came from behind to beat Russia 3-2 (18-25 23-25 30-28 25-21 15-9) to take the bronze medal in the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals at the Indoor Stadium Huamark on Sunday.
Netherlands coach Giovanni Guidetti: ”It was an incredible match. I am very happy for my team’s victory today. Although we were down two sets, we managed to come back. My players showed good attitude and did not to give up even though we had little chances. I told them as long as the game is not over, there is still a chance. We have lost to Russia many times. When you play against them, you don't have a lot of choices. Today we tactically changed the players often and we were successful. I am very proud of my team. We will try to play better in the Olympic Games.”
Netherlands player Anne Buijs: “We are very happy for our victory. We played Russia many times and we lost many times to them. We are so glad to beat them today. We played a great match and played as a team. Our blocks were effective today.”
Russia coach Yury Marichev: “Congratulations to the Netherlands.
They played very well today. We will study our mistakes from today's match in order to improve and prepare better for the Olympic Games.”
Russia captain Ekaterina Kosianenko: “We are very disappointed to lose this match. We had a chance to beat them in straight sets, but we couldn't do it. Netherlands played very well today. We lost our energy because of the successive matches with any rest. We will learn from this match to adjust and play better in the Olympic Games.”