VakifBank Giovanni Guidetti and captain Gozde Kirdar were pleased with their 3-0 win over Dinamo Moscow
Kobe, Japan, May 9, 2017 – While Lonneke Sloetjes top scored for VakifBank in their straight-set win over Dinamo Moscow, Chinese star Zhu Ting also contributed well with 14 points.
VakifBank coach Giovanni Guidetti commended Zhu Ting’s contribution not only in the match, but also her contribution for the entire season.
VakifBank Istanbul coach Giovanni Guidetti: “Zhu Ting is a phenomenal player. She is absolutely one of the best players in the world right now. She is very important in my team because she has helped us a lot in the high balls and she has contributed well on scoring. She is absolutely an excellent player on the court, but she also has one of the best attitudes off the court. She is such an amazing person.”
On the win over Dinamo Moscow
“I'm happy with how we approached the match. Our defence was good in the second set. I thought we received, set and served well today. This is a long tournament and there are no easy opponents.”
VakifBank captain Gozde Kirdar: “We played well in this match. It was an early start at 10:00 for my team but we managed to win 3-0. I am happy for this result.”
Dinamo coach Yurii Panchcenko: “It was a tough match for us against VakifBank, which is a very good team. We made many mistakes today and we need to correct and not repeat them in our match tomorrow.”
Dinamo captain Vera Vetrova: “This was the first match and it was a difficult one. We played against a very strong opponent. We have room for improvement especially on our service.”