Kortrijk, Belgium, May 31, 2015 – Belgian coach Dominique Baeyens said his side were surprised to have beaten Finland four times in a row after their 3-1 win in the FIVB World League on Sunday.
"We never expected to win four times,” said Baeyens. “We had a lot of injuries and a preparation that was not so good. But my team has an enormous team spirit. Even as they loose a set, they fight back again. This is really a splendid result, and I have to congratulate the whole team."
"Belgium was better against us,” said his opposite number, Finland coach Tuomas Sammelvuo. “We had a lot of problems due to their attack. We tried everything, but we didn’t succeed. We played two games on a good level, but 25-10 in the last set was very disappointing.”
"We had two difficult sets,” added Belgian top scorer Sam Deroo. “It was necessary that we saved five set points in the first set, and Finland was also strong in the second set. But again we had a good start of the third and the fourth set. Now we are waiting for some good games against The Netherlands, never an easy derby!”