After 5 matches I see improvement - China coach Wu

Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 15, 2017 - China's six-set comeback win over Argentina had the Asian side through to the next round of and saw the South Americans eliminated from the 2017 FIVB Women's U23 World Championship and though there were obviously contrasting emotions, both sides were happy to have improved game by game in this tournament.

China coach, Wu Sheng: "After five pool matches I actually see the improvement of my players. We got the opportunity to play against some of the best teams in the world, which made good results in the past. In general, I am satisfied with all five matches."

China captain, Chen Long: "We didn’t do quite well in the first two sets, but the whole team didn't give up. We remained focused and did very well in the second stage of the match. I think we made a big improvement in blocking and defence in our five matches so far."

Argentina coach, Martin Perez: "I think it was a tough match. I think this was the match in which my players showed the most stability in the game. We only needed a point to close the match and to enter the second stage of the competition. China played very well."

Argentina outside hitter, Irene Verasio: "I think the game was good. We started well, but China improved in the later stages of the match. But we are playing much better now than we did in the beginning, so I think this will help us to play ever better in the future."

All matches in Ljubljana are played under a new scoring system currently being tested: a best-of-seven, 15-point set format.

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