27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Russian head coach Shlyapnikov: The nervousness bothered Russian volleyball players in game with South Korea

The buck fever had an impact on play of Russian volleyball players at the beginning of match of the group stage with the South Korea team at the 27th Summer Universiade Kazan 2013, the Russian head coach stated.

The Russian team won by three goals. In the middle of the first game they were losing by a score of 11:16. “The first match is always hard. The nervousness had an impact and the responsibility was high. We started a game having no idea what to expect from the contestant team, which compounded matters. We tried to sensitize players to the Asian style of volleyball, so quick and innovative. And we did it, but in the first game the nervousness bothered us a little. Everybody tried to play up which fettered the team. But after all everything came back in its place. The result was regular”, Shlyapnikov told journalists.

«R-Sport», 14 July 2013