We survived this challenging match – An Jiajie


An Jiajie felt a sigh of relief after China defeated the Netherlands in the tightly contested fifth set to finish on top of the pool

Nanjing, China, August 4, 2017 – China coach An Jiajie thanked his players for surviving the thrilling five-set match against the Netherlands in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals on Friday.

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China coach An Jiajie: We want to thank our fans for their support and we want to thank the Netherlands for giving us tough competition. We’ve faced several difficult situations but we survived this challenging match.

China captain Zhu Ting: We did not do quite well in the early stages of this match but I am happy that we fought hard to snatch the fifth set victory.

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Netherlands coach Jamie Morrison: I am happy that my team is going to the right direction. China are a very tough team to face to advance to the semifinal especially they have someone like Zhu Ting who is an amazing player.

Netherlands captain Maret Balkestein-Grotheus: It is hard to describe my feelings right now because I think we could have earned the ticket to the semifinals. However, China had a wonderful performance and fought until the end, when we had a 14-11 advantage. This match was interesting for the spectators as we showed great rallies from both sides.


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