Russia will need to play their best in USA showdown, says captain


Kobe, Japan, October 3, 2018 - Korea Captain Kim Yeon Koung: It was a very disappointing result for us because it means our team cannot go through to the second stage. Now we will have a lot of time to prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification. We will play our last match tomorrow and we want to go out with a win.

Korea Head Coach Cha Haewon: I think our players were still feeling the effects of last night's hard match against the United States. Also we found it difficult to defend against the attacks of the No. 8 (Goncharova) and No. 18 (Parubets).

Russia Captain Evgeniya Startseva: We prepared very well for this match and this showed in our good performance and result. Tomorrow we will play against the United States and we will have to be at our best against such a strong team.

Russia Head Coach: Vadim Pankov: I am proud of all the team members today because everyone played their part. The Korean reception was very good and this is why it was difficult to win this match. We have to keep this momentum and this positive feeling when we play the United States tomorrow.


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