Taylor Sander: It was a fierce battle, we are very happy we won it


Bari, Italy, September 12, 2018 - The third and last match of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Pool C on Wednesday provided 3,150 fans in attendance at PalaFlorio in Bari with classy volleyball for more than two hours. The United States eventually edged Serbia 3-2 at the end of a thrilling match.

Taylor Sander, captain of USA: “It has not been an easy start for us. Nevertheless, we took advantage of our strong service and we regrouped and levelled our disadvantage. It has been a fierce battle. We are very happy we won it. Now we are thinking about the match against Australia, because we want to repeat this important result.”

Uros Kovacevic, outside spiker of Serbia: “I still have no explanation for this result, which cost us a painful defeat. We are a strong team with many good players. However, sometimes we do not manage to show our full potential and to perform as a solid group as we should. I regret we could not provide our Serbian supporters in the venue with a good result as we expected to do. We will take on Cameroon to change the flow of our performance in this tournament. We want to make it to the podium and we have the right assets to take on this challenge.”