The win gives us confidence - China coach Wu


The win gives us confidence, said China coach Wu Sheng after his team's 4-0 win over Thailand at the 2017 FIVB Women's U23 World Championship in Ljubljana.

Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 10, 2017 - China's overwhelming performance for a 4-0 sweep of Thailand provided satisfaction for the winners, though they do believe they need to improve over their next matches. Here's what captains and coaches of the two teams had to say after the game.

China captain, Chen Long: "I am satisfied with the win, but we made some mistakes with our rotations. We have to be more careful. We must also improve our game in sideout and also our blocking and defence. We must do even better in the next matches."

China coach, Wu Sheng: "Thailand play well in reception and in defence, but their disadvantage is their height. I am satisfied with the first match. It gives us confidence for the rest of the tournament."

Thailand captain, Boonlert Tichaya: "We are still not familiar with the new system and this was our first match. The sets are really short and the new rule for the service also caused us problems. We were thinking a lot about not to make a fault and maybe because of that we did a lot of them. We don't feel we played bad, but of course we want to improve. We hope the next match will be better."

Thailand coach, Chamnan Dokmai: "China have a really strong and tall team, but that can't be an excuse - we knew it before the match. We tried to do our best and I am not disappointed with how we played today. Even though we lost, I still feel we played quite good. We know what are our weeknesses and besides that this was the first time to play with the new system. Hopefully the next match will be better and I hope we will play in a similar way as we did today."

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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