Quoted from "Lou"
OMG. Tbh I think Zhu Ting’s presence covers some problems of the Chinese NT, like they rely less on reception bcz Zhu Ting can kill the ball anyway. But when Zhu is not on court, the importance of reception increases sharply. Otherwise, they can’t run the middle and their Wing spikers can’t handle the bad sets. Just like today’s performance.
However win/lose is not much cared by the Chinese NT and coaches imo. You know, China is the host of finals. They qualify anyway. Jenny Lang Ping always want to give her players some challenges and see how they deal with the pressure in some relatively unimportant games, obviously this match is one of those. Winning of course is great, but loss might not be bad. I just love the dare-to-lose attitude from Jenny.
Well,there is another interesting thing. Vakifbank also has the same problem as China NT!
Exactly! This is the so-called zhuting’s side effect.