Both Vande Broek and Terzic anticipated another five-setter today before match started
Macau, China, June 19, 2016 - After playing three five-setters this weekend, Serbia's coach Zoran Terzic praised his team for improvement his team achieved in Macau.
Zoran Terzic, coach of Serbia: “If you want to make a bet before the game it is very easy to bet on us playing five sets again today. Belgium are always a very difficult opponent for us because they play very good defence. I would like to congratulate both teams for a good tournament and high-quality volleyball that we played. It has not been easy for us as we have played three five-set matches this weekend, but it has also been good for us because we keep improving. We expect we will improve even more when we play in Japan next weekend.”
Gert Vande Broek, coach of Belgium: “Congratulations to Serbia and to Zoran Terzic. We often play five-setters against Serbia and they are always nice matches. Before the start of this tournament, I said we have very tough opponents this weekend, and the most important thing for us is to improve our game and I think we did. We got one set against Brazil and two sets against Serbia, so it is a sign that we are improving our game against high-level opponents. We got our first point in this year’s World Grand Prix and hopefully we can get a few more points next weekend and stay in Group 1.”
Maja Ognjenovic, captain of Serbia: “We knew that Belgium are a very tough team; they never give up and they played incredible defence. The match today is very difficult for us because we have played ten sets in the last two days, so I am very happy to win today. Congratulations once again to Belgium for their great performance.”
Charlotte Leys, captain of Belgium: “I am proud of my team today for getting one point. We played a better game today than in the previous two matches. We improved our defence and our blocking and found some solutions to the problems we had in previous matches. I am very happy with my team’s performance today.”