Coach Cakovic praises his girls for dealing with brand-new opponents


Serbia loudly celebrated the win against a struggling side of Thailand

Rosario, Argentina, August 18, 2017 - Serbia head coach Jovo Cakovic pointed out it was difficult for his team to face Thailand as it was a team unknown for the girls, so the 3-0 victory was even more important for them.

Jovo Cakovic, Serbia coach: “The first match is always a very difficult one and Thailand made us play long points with a good defence, but we are a better team and we beat them. It's difficult for girls this age to play consistently, but they played against a rival who we never had faced, it was the first non-European team we ever played against so it was positive for us.”

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Jovana Mirosavljevic, Serbia captain: “We feel really special! We love Argentina and their public so far. We won 3-0 our first match even without our best volleyball today, but we hope to do better tomorrow against Italy. We know them, we know that they have a taller roster; it will be a different kind of game but hopefully we will win.”

Jarun Niemtuptim, Thailand coach: “We lost a second set which we could have won and the girls lost their confidence after that. The result of the last set was because of that. However, our tactics were a positive aspect - we could see them work properly on that second set. This means we have to improve the confidence of the team, as the tactics and planning are OK so far.”


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