Volero Zurich played under pressure to earn bronze medal


Volero Zurich coach Zoran Terzic's timeout in the fifth set was crucial, which allowed them to win the bronze medal

Kobe, Japan, May 14, 2017 – Zoran Terzic was pleased as Volero Zurich played under pressure in their bronze medal finish, following their 3-2 win over Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship Kobe 2017.

“It was a good game,” Terzic said. “Every season this competition gets stronger. I am satisfied to get a medal. We finally played well under pressure. This is the first medal for me in this competition. I hope to get some more in the future.”

Natalya Mammadova and Foluke Akinradewo felt proud to end the season with a medal.

“This was an important win for our club,” Mammadova said. “It was good to finish the season with a positive feeling. I’m happy to get a medal and end the season like this.”

“I’m proud of our team,” Mammadova said. “It has been a tough season. Our opponents came back fighting hard after the first two sets.”

Eczacibasi coach Massimo Barbolini and captain Nesilhan Demir felt that there were important little things that led to their opponents’ victory.

“It was a tough match and our opponents deserved to win,” Barbolini said. “There were important little things that they managed to do. Both teams put on a nice show for the spectators. I am disappointed we lost a chance to get a medal in this tournament. We did all that we could today. This tournament was a good experience for me and the team.”

“We showed them that we are fighters,” Demir said. “We did not play well in the first two sets, but we played incredibly well in the third and fourth sets. The small details and mistakes in this match decided the final score.”


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