Lodz, Poland, December 12, 2017 – While Zenit Kazan’s coach Vladimir Alekno was pleased with the result his team achieved against Shanghai Golden Age on the second day of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in Lodz, the players of the Chinese squad were happy to gain some precious experience against such a good opponent.
Vladimir Alekno, coach of Zenit Kazan: “I am mad, because Shanghai played with different players from the ones they usually use. We could test almost every player today, so it is also a good thing. I am happy with the result.
Julien Lyneel, player of Shanghai Golden Age: “Playing against Zenit could not be easy. We did not play well. There was no chance to show some good volleyball. For sure we need to achieve our level now and keep focused on a victory tomorrow.
Facundo Conte, player of Shanghai Golden Age: “The most important thing for us was the experience we could gain playing against such a great team. I think it was OK, because my Chinese teammates had an opportunity to play against the best.”