Jungchul - We're happy to get through two matches in less than 24 hours


Korea gave every player time on court against Kazakhstan

Tokyo, Japan, May 18, 2016 - Korean coach Lee Jungchul was happy to be able to get through two tough matches in less than 24 hours with two wins, while Kazakhstan coach Vyacheslav Shapran admitted he rested several key players to prepare for the next match against Thailand.

Korea coach Lee Jungchul - “Today all the players were able to play and that was great. It was not easy to play two games in 24 hours. We won yesterday so we were not as tired as we could have been.”

Kazakhstan coach Vyacheslav Shapran - “We played Korea in several practice matches before this event and we had trouble just to score 15 points in a set. Yeon-Koung is a high-level player.”

“I knew we could not beat Korea, so I tried to pick players looking ahead to the next match against Thailand. We wanted to rest certain players for that match.”

“We do not have a great player like Yeon-Koung. I have conviction that Korea will go to the Olympics.”

Korea captain Kim Yeon-Koung - “Today's match was not easy. The late finish last night combined with the early start made it tough.”

Korea player Yang Hyo-Jin - “Our bodies were not doing well after last night, but we adjusted and kept going with a fighting spirit.”

Kazakhstan player Yekaterina Zhdanova - “We played different players today. The players we used were not experienced at this level.”

“Korea is a strong team. We tried to play our volleyball, but we could not.” 


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