Hisamitsu Springs Kobe celebrate their first victory in the 2016 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship in Manila
Manila, Philippines, October 20, 2016 – Hisamitsu Springs Kobe captain Miyu Nagaoka felt relieved, as they found their rhythm and snapped their two-match losing streak with a straight-set win over Bangkok Glass in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday.
Kumi Nakada, Hisamitsu Springs Kobe coach: “Every team is very high-skilled, so it was very difficult to win here. Some of my national team members have the experience playing against foreign teams, but the other players haven't. So it was difficult.”
“I wanted to give experience to the younger players but we couldn’t, but it’s fine.”
Miyu Nagaoka, Bangkok Glass captain: “We haven’t got rhythm for the last two games but we made good rhythm today so we're happy with this game.”
Kittipong Pornchartyingcheep, Bangkok Glass coach: “We played with good harmony, although we made mistakes. But I think today we were confident and played good.”
Pleumjit Thinkaow, Bangkok Glass captain: “Today was very difficult. The other team has good system and good defence, also we made a lot of mistakes.”