Turkey looks ahead to Portugal


Post-match press conference for Turkey v Japan

Xuancheng, China, July 1,2016— The opening match saw Turkey stun Japan in straight sets (25-21, 25-20, 25-22 ) at the World League 2016 with Metin Toy top-scoring for the European side with 11 points.

Japan captain Kunihiro Shimizu: “ Although we have done our best, we could not bring back the score. Turkey have got perfect defense and we should learn from them.”

Turkey captain Ulas Kiyak: “I would like to congratulate both teams for such an amazing game. I am pleased to have such a wonderful result today. It is a good news for our country. I believe that the detailed analysis about our opponent Japan is useful. Our goal in Xuancheng is to run to the Finals in Portugal.”

Japan head coach Nambu Masashi: “Congratulations to Turkey for playing so well. With the powerful defense and the advantage of height and strength , Turkey shocked us. It is a good opportunity for us to have fought with strong opponent so that we can do better next time.” 

Turkey head coach Emanuelle Zanini: “I am satisfied with our players today. It is a terrific start for us to go to Portugal. No matter what the strategies Japan have made, we can handle it with our superb confidence.”


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