Gislaved VK lost to Svedala by 1-3 (15-25, 25-14, 20-25, 16-25).
It sent coach Daniel Magnusson through the roof.
|Sherman (12), de Vries (3), Tannerfalk (9) plead with the ref|
They lost the first set by a large margin (15-25), but went on to win the second by equal results (25-14).
The two teams played evenly in the third, but after a string of points put together by Svedala, GVK was no longer in it. The final frame matched the first, and Gislaved fell 1-3 to visiting Svedala.
Daniel Magnusson, head coach of GVK, was not satisfied. Directly after the match, he took the players in the locker room and gave them a piece of his mind.
What was said in the locker room was not unveiled, but it's clear that Magnusson was greatly annoyed.
"Yes, I let them have it. It was time. We've talked a lot about what we should do, and that we need to work together in order to win. But we can not win these matches if we only have four or five players. We must be six, even 15 players who are on their game, and ready to play and fight for it!"
However, he was pleased with how they played - when it was good.
"At times in the game, we go for it. But we have to make that last longer and come more often!"