It looks easy, but wasn't - Slovenia captain Mori


Captain Eva Mori celebrates with Slovenian teammates and coach after semifinal win against Bulgaria at the 2017 FIVB Women's U23 World Championship in Ljubljana.

Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 16, 2017 - Slovenia made the final of the 2017 FIVB Women's U23 World Championship Saturday evening in Ljubljana after taking down Bulgaria in five sets. There's huge joy for the historic achievement of the team, but awareness that Sunday's final needs even more concentration and commitment.

Slovenia captain, Eva Mori: "Congratulations to the girls and to the whole team. Judging by the results it looks like it was easy, but in reality it wasn't like that. I think it was the thoughest match so far, although tomorrow will be even harder. We will do our best and surprise the fans tomorrow."

Slovenia coach. Alessandro Chappini: "It was a really tough match today, but the girls were very good. I think today we won a really great match. Turkish team is very emotional so tomorrow it will be very important to play well from the begining and destroy their self-confidence because they are a very strong team and very dangerous."

Bulgarian captain, Gergana Dimitrova: "I think when you play at semifinals you go all the way, you give your 100% or even more. I think till third set we played our game, fourth set was the key set for us, because after that everything went down and we just gave up. Tomorrow we will still aim for victory no mather what."

Bulgaria coach, Antonina Zetova: "I think both of the teams played very well, but at the key moment we didn't play very good. Once you start to give up is very hard to play well again. Congratulations to Slovenia."

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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