MANILA, Philippines–The Netherlands couldn’t assist however stay up for its match-up in opposition to the league’s undefeated squad, Japan, within the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) on Friday.
Dutch star Maarten Van Garderen admitted they’re in awe of the Japanese’s type of play.
“Japan is taking part in wonderful volleyball. We noticed some matches they usually have such a quick and technical sport. I feel loads of international locations are jealous of their sport,” Maarten Van Garderen mentioned at Mall of Asia Area on Wednesday after a four-set win over Canada.
“I just like the gamers a lot, (Yuki) Ishikawa and Ran (Takahashi), I performed in opposition to them in Italy as effectively so I’m wanting ahead to the match trigger it’s a special sort of staff and that’s why I wish to see how we play in opposition to them.”
“We’ll do what we did earlier than at this time, watch loads of movies, put together mentally and bodily and we’ll be assured sufficient to do it in opposition to them.”
After the win over Canada, the Dutch dropped a straight-set sport by the hands of vengeful Brazil.
Japan hiked its profitable streak within the VNL on Tuesday after escaping China in a good affair, 24-26, 25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 15-12. Ryujin Nippon was powered by Ishikawa with 18 factors.
Whereas Japan is utilizing its bench effectively, the Netherlands is dealing with an issue with personnel.
“We’ve got some difficulties with illness in different gamers, a participant was left within the resort as a result of he was not feeling so effectively however we managed to get better,” Van Garderen revealed.
The participant left within the resort was the squad’s center blocker, Cornelius Luuc van Der Ent.
Van Garderen, nonetheless, mentioned that the participant is already doing effectively and is predicted to swimsuit up within the Dutch’s conflict in opposition to the Japanese on Friday.
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