Kovac: “We played a good game against a tough opponent"


Florence, Italy, September 14, 2018 – Slovenia secured their second victory in Pool A in Florence as they beat Japan 3-1.

Slobodan Kovac, head coach of Slovenia: “We played good Volleyball against a tough opponent. Now we must improve our serve in terms of making less mistakes; anyway our attackers did a good job and also our blocks were very effective, so I am happy with the performance of my team.”

Tine Urnaut, captain of Slovenia: “It was a tough match because Japan is a really good team. The key moment was between the end of the third set and the beginning of the fourth one, when we took some decisive points to secure this beautiful victory.”

Yuichi Nakagaichi, Japan head coach: “Today we had the chance to win at least another set, but Slovenia played well in blocking and put pressure on us with their serve. Anyway, the competition continues and we have to focus on the next match.” 

Masahiro Yanagida, captain of Japan: “This was not a good game for us, and probably too easy for them, but we remain motivated ahead of the next game.”