Concentration and loyalty to our system payed off: Casar


Slovenian head coach Joze Casar addresses the media in the mixed zone after his team's victory over Korea in santa Fe.

Santa Fe, Argentina, August 18, 2017 - Slovenian head coach Joze Casar remarked that this was a very satisfying victory after studying their rival.

This was the first time they faced an Asian opponent, but keeping loyal to their system and game plan payed off as well as being concentrated in every point they disputed.

Joze Casar, Head Coach of Slovenia: 'We didn't know what to expect, it's the first time we face an Asian team; for what we saw in the videos, we knew we were ready, but they surprised us in a few things. We respected our system and played really well the first two sets. Then the concentration was gone from time to time and their service was better, but again we reacted and we got that third set too. We played well with our block and defense system and were also very good in attack, I think we complete a really good match. We came to go to the next round and hopefully we will do it'.

Alja Jerala, Captain of Slovenia: "We are excited because this was our first game and we didn't know what to expect. It is a new group, they were favourites, so we're really happy for this win. We showed our game, we were 100% concentrated and that was seen in the final result. We were on preparation for 10 days in Slovenia, now we get here really exhausted because of the trip, but we're excited." 

Wonjeong Lee, Captain of Korea: "The team didn't play well today and I feel embarrased. We have a lot of time difference and we need to adapt ourselves to this new time. Our next game will be against Argentina and we want to improve. We want to play as a team."

Wanki Cho, Head Coach of Korea: "On today's match we didn't play as we tought and we weren't at our best. We had also one of our players injured and I think that affected the performance of the group. I hope we improve in the following games."


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