Zhu vows to improve after China claim bronze medal


Yokohama, Japan, October 20, 2018 - Li Yingying scored a match-high 20 points as China defeated the Netherlands 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-14) in the third-place match at the FIVB Women's World Championship on Saturday night and China's captain believes the team can get better.

China coach Lang Ping: From the first game to the last, my players were aggressive and worked hard. There were many China supporters here. We played strong teams that gave us experience. I could feel the development of the volleyball world.

China captain Zhu Ting: We are very happy to finish third. I will reflect on my shortcomings so we can go much higher in level. In this competition every team was strong. We would like to work from the ground up with our volleyball.

China player Li Yingying: I was a starting member today and wanted to make the most of my energy. I served well. We made the most of this experience.

China player Yan Ni: The Netherlands is an excellent team. We did the preparation and analysis for the match and made adjustments to help us win.

Netherlands coach Jamie Morrison: We are disappointed. I didn't think we played good volleyball tonight. This is not a proper ending to the tournament for the way we played. I will feel differently after a while, but I am disappointed now.

Netherlands captain Maret Balkestein-Grothues: They played a really decent game. We did not reach our level like yesterday. There is a feeling of disappointment.

Netherlands player Lonneke Sloetjes: They were better than us today. I'm proud that we could make the last four. We will work harder in the future.

Netherlands player Anne Buijs: They put a lot of pressure on us. Our goal was to win a medal and we are sad we did not. We were also fourth at the Olympics. We still have a young team and can improve. One day Holland will get a medal at an event like this.


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