Tsvetelina Nikolova, Captain of Bulgaria
"We didn’t play well today. We didn’t start well so we didn’t finish well. Probably we were over confident thinking it was going to be an easy win for us. We were not ready for this game because the changes in the schedule."
Melis Gurkayanak, Captain of Turkey
"It is good to win 3-1 against Bulgaria after they beat us ten days ago in the European Championship. We could prepare our match against them and it is a good start for us."
Stoyan Gunchev, Head Coach of Bulgaria
"They beat us playing elemental volleyball. Perhaps we lost many years being away of this tournament and lost the mentality. But 100 percent we played very bad today. Again you play good or bad depending on your opponent and Turkey played very well today."
Mehmet Bedesten, Head Coach of Turkey
"To win the first day is very important only if you win the next two matches. Ten days ago we lost 3-0 to Bulgaria so my players deserve the credit for their concentration. I hope they learn a lot from this competition."