Japan Has Made One of the Greatest Comebacks in Volleyball History

Titans Volleyball -- Aug 03
Japan are on two victories after their come from behind 3-2 (22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-8) triumph against the Netherlands on Saturday. Ran Takahashi scored 26 points in the winning effort.

Thijs Ter Horst (NED): After the first two sets they started to put more pressure on us, and from our side we started to make some mistakes that were unnecessary. I think we wanted to close the game too quickly, instead of just playing our game. That's why we made a few too many mistakes. We are here [at the VNL] for the first time. In addition a few guys have never played in the national team before, so it's an amazing start for their international career. We have to enjoy, learn and keep going.

Ran Takahashi (JPN): The first two sets were very difficult for us, also mentally. However, what we did in the next three sets was showing in the game what we have worked on during training, and that was what helped us win this game. Playing a five-setter is a good experience for the future, and tomorrow we will try to play even better.

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