Anastasia Bavykina: I could not believe that we are really in the top four!
Russian Women’s Superleague 2014/15 semifinalists has been already confirmed. As far as we know, it is the first time since 2009/2010 season (our legendary volleyball player Lyubov Sokolova claimed the winning trophy) that Zarechie Odintsovo advancing to final four again with this young team. Following our previous interview with Natalia Malykh, correspondent of russiavolley.com has conducted another exclusive interview with the beautiful girl Anastasia Bavykina, which covers the questions as follows:
Nastya, congratulations for getting the place in the final four!! What is your feeling right now?
Thank you very much!!! When we won the golden set from Omichka Omsk, I could not believe that it happened and we are really in the top four finally after a very long time! Zarechie got many chances before, but unfortunately did not make it to the top 5 in the tournament.
Zarechie Odintsovo advanced to the final four again since 2009. What made this happen?
There are a lot of reasons! But the most important one is our coach – Vadmin Anatolevich Pankov, who spent several years to let young players grow up and develop. And at the end, due to the joint efforts, we were able to achieve such a result finally.
Being the semifinalists of Superleague means that next year Zarechie will be able to play in CEV Champions League or CEV cup next year, what do you think?
Last season, we already won the CEV Challenge Cup! I think international competition is a great experience for a young team, and of course it would be desirable to play these games as many as possible!
What would you like to say to your fans and supporters?
Our dear fans and the supporters who simply love our games, I want to say thank you so much for believing in us and watching our performance in every match. I am always pleased with their support and wishes for our victory.
What elements do you think Zarechie is needed to go further?
I think the finals, each player must show their maximum in order to beat any team. And now, at the preparation stage, the focus should be put on the reception.