FIVB Girls U18 World Championship hosts, Argentina, celebrate after a win over Slovenia.
Santa Fe, Argentina, August 19, 2017 - Argentinean player Angeles Ligorria remarked that playing at home is a wonderful feeling and despite losing concentration in the third set, the team could revert all the bad things and kept the good rhythm.
Ángeles Ligorria Player of Argentina: “Playing at home is a wonderful feeling. I think in the third set we lost the concentration and it sometimes happens to us, we need to correct that, but the most important is we could revert it and get the victory. We knew this beginning was going to be difficult, but we trained a lot for this moment and now we're enjoying.”
Estanislao Vachino, Head Coach of Argentina: “We're not surprised of what we can do. We won a match even harder than the one against Germany, because Slovenia is very good and technical squad. It was a match that was almost closed, but we committed too many mistakes in the third and fortunately, we came back in the fourth and we ended it with a convincing performance.”
Casar Joze, Head Coach of Slovenia: “It was difficult to play against this fabolous spectators here in Santa Fe. They're positively crazy and this is the game all your life you want to play, it's really amazing. The girls were a bit scared, but when we started to play Argentina didn't give as much to do. In the third we played well, we put them under pressure, but the complete game wasn't good. We battled in defense and we had some good moments in attack, but the serve was the difference today. Hopefully we will adjust to this atmosphere and we can start playing better. Today we didn't believe we were able to win, we need that confidence to win tomorrow.”
Alja Jerala, Player of Slovenia: “I would like to congratulate Argentina. I think we didn't have enough concentration today and that was the result. Anyway, they're a really good team and we didn't expect they play in that level. Tomorrow is a new day and we will try to do our best.”