We had prepared for China seriously - Russia coach Voronkov


Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017 – Russia's sweep of China at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here today was greeted with satisfaction from the winners' camp. Here's the reaction from the two sides:

Russia coach, Andrey Voronkov: "It was a good match for us. We had prepared for this game seriously, because we knew that China are a strong team. We have won three matches but it's important for us to keep our tempo and win the other two games in the pool."

Russia captain, Pavel Pankov: "It was a good match for the team and I am satisfied with our performance. I was in the previous U23 World Championship in 2015 in Dubai and in my opinion this tournament is tougher."

China coach, Ju Genyin: "Russia are a strong team and today they played better than us. My players committed some errors which we will try to solve in the next matches. Now I think only about the next match, not about qualification to the second round."

China captain, Xu Zhensen: "Russia was a very strong team and we made a lot of errors, especially in reception. I well get my teammates to forget this match and concentrate in the coming games."

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


All the News