Bangkok, Thailand, July 23 ,2017 - Thailand stunned Italy in straight sets to claim their third victory in the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix on Sunday.
Thailand coach Danai Sriwacharamethakul: It was a good match today. We played well in front of our fans. We were able to attack and serve pretty well, which caused them some problems to play on their game. I would like to thank the Thai fans who cheered for us.
Thailand Captain Pleumjit Thinkaow: I am very happy that we beat Italy in straight sets at home. I think today we served very well. In the first set Chatuorn scored many points to lead 11-0 on her serving to put pressure on them and they couldn’t play on their game. Our fans helped us a lot to put pressure on our opponents and boosted our morale and confidence to play well.
Italy captain Cristina Chirichella: Today Thailand played really good. They played a quick game and served very well. We lost concentration and could not play our game. In general we are very happy for this tournament. It is great to play in Bangkok with a lot of people in the stadium. We will try our best in the final round.
Italy coach Davide Mazzanti: Today we changed some players and we struggled in attacking. After this we will take some rest and we will work on our attitude to never give up easily and attacking because our attack in this tournament made the difference. We lost today is not because of the players, but the attitude of the team.Egunu needs some rest after some tough matches. We are very happy for this tournament. We will learn from today’s match as a lesson. I hope we will show our best performance in the Finals.