Bulgarian players celebrate with the fans after the match
Ruse, Bulgaria, July 7, 2017 - All Bulgarian players were really happy after the first win in front of their home spectators in Ruse. The Lionesses defeated Kazakhstan in straight sets in the second Pool A2 match of FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2017.
Elitsa Vasileva, captain of Bulgaria: “In the first set we made a lot of mistakes and this is why we won it just by 25-22. In the next sets we stabilized our game and we did not face any problems. Korea are a completely different team with a different style. It will be tough, but our mission here is to win all the matches for our fans and we are really motivated to do it!””
Hristina Ruseva, player of Bulgaria: “I want to say ‘thank you’ to the crowd in Ruse! They were fantastic today and created a really good atmosphere. I am really happy that we achieved this victory!”
Gergana Dimitrova, player of Bulgaria: “It was a really good match for us! We won by 3-0 so we could not want anything more from this match. Tomorrow we will try to win and the day after tomorrow - again. This is our main goal – to win all the games in front of our fans!”
Radmila Beresneva, captain of Kazakhstan: “Our biggest problem today was the reception. In some moments during the match we could have used a little more luck. I hope tomorrow we will play better than today.”
Aliya Batkuldina, player of Kazakhstan: “We did not play well in defence and reception today. We can play much better but we did not have a lot of matches together behind us. If we play without mistakes, we will have our chances during the matches here. We want to play good and beautiful volleyball, so I hope to do it tomorrow.”