Reigning world champions Poland stunned defending VNL champions Russia in four sets to take the lead in the 2021 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League standings at the conclusion of Week 2.
Here's the reaction after the game, from the virtual Mixed Zone:
Igor Kobzar (Russia): "We played quite well in the first set and then Poland started to serve very difficult serves that made a difference in this game. We couldn't find an answer or way to serve the same way. There was no turning point, I would say there was only this one element - service that was crucial for the result of this match."
Wilfredo Leon (Poland): "I think that our team is growing day by day. We are doing a really hard job during training and also at the power gym. We have 18 players and everyone is ready to play, so I'm really happy with that. Today the game started not so well, but we found our way to win and we did it. It was the most important today. I can still grow, as we could see today I served 7 aces - I want to do better. When I say I want to do better, it's not about increasing the number of aces or speed, but about making fewer mistakes. I will try to do better in the next game. I'm working hard to improve the reception, defence and block to be an even better player."
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