We did not allow China to shine - Slovenia coach Alessandro Chiappini

Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 12, 2017 – Host Slovenia made short work of China in Tuesday’s second Pool A match at Arena Stozice in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. Slovenia coach Alessandro Chiappini saw the best performance of his team since he has taken over the team.

Slovenia coach Alessandro Chiappini: “I think today we might have delivered the best performance so far since I have taken over this team. We pushed strong with service and played good in defense. Although China is an extremely strong team, with our performance we did not allow them to shine. Now, we first need to rest our minds as playing three consecutive matches was quite difficult.”

Slovenia’s Sasa Planinsec:
“We felt great energy on the court today. We tried to make the most out of every ball. So far, it worked out very well for us. We managed to follow our gameplan from A to Z. We feel very happy right now.”

China coach Wu Sheng: “First I would like to congratulate the Slovenians for their win. Slovenia served well today and we committed many mistakes from the serving line. I think this was what made the difference.”

China captain Cheng Long: “We didn’t play well today, we made too many mistakes on serve and in defence. We also were not blocking as we should. The Slovenian team was just playing better. I hope we will improve in our next matches.”

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

Quick links - Volleyball:
FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship 2017
FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship 2017 - Schedule
FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship 2017 - Teams - Volleyball
Latest Videos
Media Guides


All the News