ZADAR – Slovak volleyball players recorded their first victory at the European Championship 2021. In their fourth C-group meeting in Zadar, Croatia, they defeated Switzerland 3: 1 on Tuesday and kept the chance to advance from the group. They will play the next match after a day off on Thursday, when at 5 pm they will play in the last match in the group against Belarus.
The Slovaks lost the first set at 21:25, but then improved the game. They were particularly successful in serving, pushing their opponents off the net after him. In the dramatic third set, the Slovaks lost 14:17, but with an excellent conclusion they turned it in their favor. By winning the first three points in the tournament, the Slovaks moved to the 5th place in front of the Swiss in the table and a decisive battle for promotion awaits them. He will guarantee them any victory.
votes after the match / source RTVS and TASR /:
Romana Krišková, smečiarka SR: “We are very happy. We handed over everything, we still fought, even in an unfavorable state. The winning set with Italy gave us confidence, we gained more mental strength. I believe that tomorrow we will continue what we showed today.”
Marco Fenoglio, coach SR: “We needed to manage this match, it was very difficult. But I’m glad we managed it, we didn’t want to admit that the tournament would end for us. Now we have a day off, we want to prepare well for the Belarusians.”
Nikola Radosová, smečiarka SR: “After the first set, it was mainly about eliminating mistakes. We did it and then we played better. We made fewer mistakes, things started working for us.”
Barbora Koseková, Slovak recorder: “Thank God we won, it was key. It was probably not the most beautiful volleyball, but we’re happy for the result. We’re fighting, and I’m better off that we did it.”
Jaroslava Pencová, smečiarka SR: “We started badly, we feel we are not playing perfectly. We played under more pressure than against the Italians. It turned out in the first set. In the second we were concentrated, we did not make a drama. In the fourth set we made mistakes, we were nervous, but we managed we are it. “