Russia's enthusiasm contributed to their victory over Belgium 3-0.
Kaliningrad, Russia, July 15, 2017 - Russia defeated Belgium in front of an enthusiastic crowd in Kaliningrad. Coaches and captains commented on the match in a press conference.
Russia player Irina Fetisova: It was really great to realize our attacks tonight. We had the seventh player in the team – our supportive fans.
Russia coach Vladimir Kuzyutkin: I feel satisfied with the game of the team tonight and their devotion. I expect them to play tomorrow as well as tonight.
Belgium coach Broek Gert Vande: Congratulations to Russia, they played with a lot of enthusiasm. Our performance was better than yesterday, we could come back and win the first set. In second set Russia showed high quality in service. We made too many mistakes in reception. I’m glad that my team kept fighting in set 3, but Russians were stronger.
Belgium captain Charlotte Leys: Russia served really well tonight. My team played much better than yesterday, there was the fighting spirit. We have to focus on the next game.