"We were better than yesterday," says Czech Republic coach Zdenek Smejkal. "I am glad we finished with a win"


Zdenek Smejkal, head coach, Czech Republic: "We were better than yesterday. I am glad that we didn't underestimate it and that we played the same line-up. Our play was really good and I am glad that we finished the World League with a win."

Ales Holubec, captain, Czech Republic: "We were ashamed for our performance yesterday (losing 3-0 to Japan). The fans deserved more. And it happened. From the first rally we dominated and I am happy that we ended in World League with victory in three sets."

Masashi Nambu, head coach, Japan:
"Today the Czech Republic showed a top level of volleyball. They were better."

Kunihiro Shimizu, captain, Japan: "The Czechs served very well today, which created problems for us."


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