Thursday, 25 February 2021
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Press Info - Press Conference
Italy down Bulgaria

Italy celebrate
Andrey ZHEKOV (BUL) - captain
On the Bulgarian performance:
"We haven't played as badly as we did today so far in these Olympic Games. I hope it stops and we play better to qualify for the quarterfinals."
On whether the absence of Plamen KONSTANTINOV (BUL) affected the Bulgarian performance:
"Yes. Without KONSTANTINOV (BUL) it is harder to play. But we have played without him in other games. Today we just needed to play better."
Alberto CISOLLA (ITA) - captain
On the match:
"We are pleased with this victory - we played our best so far (in these Olympic Games) in terms of technique and tactics. We were able to take advantage of the absence of KONSTANTINOV (BUL) and put more pressure on."
Andrea ANASTASI (ITA) - coach
On the match:
"I am very happy, this is a gift. I am very satisfied with my boys. Now we can start preparing for the quarterfinals."
Martin STOEV (BUL) - coach
On the match:
"The game we played today is our worst game, not only in the Olympic Games, but also counting the games leading up to the Olympic Games, in the World League. Not only for tactical mistakes, but I saw our team players playing without motivation and without spirit."
On missing Plamen KONSTANTINOV (BUL):
"Of course, I prefer to have 12 players, not 11, but in Bulgaria we say 'One bird doesn't make the spring' and I hope he will be with us for the next game."