Matsumoto, Japan, August 27, 2015 – Serbia beat Korea 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-16) on the fifth day of action in the FIVB Women’s World Cup at Matsumoto City Gymnasium on Thursday.
Serbia coach Zoran Terzic: First of all, I want to congratulate my team because we played very well tonight. I expected it would be a much, much more difficult game, but we played very well. Maybe Korea didn’t play so good like the day before, but that’s not our problem. As I said before, we are now in really good shape and we also expect to play well in Sendai.
Serbia captain Maja Ognjenovic: Maybe it was easier than we expected because Korea usually fight very hard. Today I’m not sure they were in good condition, so they weren’t playing at the same level like before, but that was good for us. Also it was good that we finished in three sets and we now have time to prepare for what are, in my opinion, the three most important matches in Sendai, so I’m happy that we won. I hope that we will rest over the next two days and have as good a time in Sendai as we’ve had in Matsumoto.
Korea coach Lee Jungchul: This was our final match in Matsumoto and our opponents were very powerful and tall and maybe our team were intimidated by them. We wanted to show a more powerful team. We want to improve our performance in the next round.
Korea captain Kim Yeon Koung: Today, Serbia were so good. It was our last match in Matsumoto and we really wanted to win. Now we will move to Sendai and face some very important matches, so I hope we can play well in Sendai.
Korea No. 6 Hwang Younjoo: It’s been a really hard schedule and hard to adjust to it. We’ve got two days off now as we are moving so I hope we can recover.