Wednesday, 12 August 2020
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Lozano optimistic about knockout stage

Poland celebrate against Russia
Raul LOZANO (ARG) - Poland head coach
On the match:
"The team played very well, we just made some errors at some moments. We played with a lot of determination and were able to block the stronger aspects of the Russian team, especially the attack."
"I am very happy with the performance of the team. It's a pity that it will not be useful to step higher in the classification pool. But now the quarterfinals start and everything will re-start from the beginning, and all the teams will be equal."
On expectations for the team's future:
"I am very optimistic about the results for future matches."
Vladimir ALEKNO (RUS) - head coach

On the match
"It is a regret we lost. We were just a few points away from victory, except for our errors in blocking, defence and two service errors in the fifth set."
On his feelings after the loss:
"I don't think there's any coach who will be happy after experiencing a loss."
Piotr GRUSZKA (POL) - captain

On the match:
"This match was a close one. We are very pleased with the victory and will prepare very hard for our upcoming games (in the quarterfinals). It's fair to say the real matches will start then."
Vadim KHAMUTTSKIKH (RUS) - captain

On the match:
"We had expected a better result. However, the most exciting games will start in two days, so we will prepare intensively for them."