We thank the Italian fans for supporting us - Christenson


Turin, Italy, September 30, 2018 - The Serbian pride survives intact despite their defeat in the Bronze final of the FIVB Men's World Championship, while in the Mixed Zone after the bronze medal match of the 2018 FIVB World Championship an emotional Micah Christenson thanked the 12,011 in attendance at the PalaAlpitour for the enchanting atmosphere.

John Speraw, USA coach: "We know we could have reach the final because we are competitive and we always keep a very high level of play."

Micah Christenson, USA opposite: "It was hard to play again after losing the semifinal. We thank the Italian crowd for supporting us. It was a beautiful Final Six, despite Saturday's disappointment."

Uros Kovacevic, Serbia outside hitter: "I'm very proud of what we did: it was a long journey, from Bari to Varna to Turin, and we have nothing to blame ourselves for. We knew USA is a great team, and today they were the best".

Nikola Grbic, Serbia coach: "The third set was decisive. We played well for the whole competition, and at the beginning of the tournament I would have accepted a fourth place as a great result".


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