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Men's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Press Conference

Bulgaria beat Russia 3-0 (28-26, 25-19, 25-23) - duration 1:20
29-Sep, start time: 20:40, end time: 22:00 - Attendance: 3,110
Ivanov Nikolay (Captain BUL): "I feel very happy about the game. We prepared this game very well and it showed in the court. We did all the things that the coach said".

Q: Considering that you faced Russia was winning a surprised for you?
A: "It was not a surprised, we went to play the match with our hearts and souls and we knew that we could win it".

Q: Considering that you faced Russia was winning a surprised for you?
A: "It was not a surprised, we went to play the match with our hearts and souls and we knew that we could win it".

Q: I would like to know if the match that you played was tactically planed before?
A: "The match was like a tactical battle. They didn't expect that we came out in that way".

Q: Which were the aspects that you focus the most?
A: "The coach said that we had to go out to the court and play. He can't reveal all the secrets and tactics".

Olikhver Rouslan (Captain RUS): "It's difficult to talk about the game because we played so badly. Anything went right so we are very disappointed for that. We expect to improved our level in the next matches".

Galabinov Assen (Coach BUL): "I would like to congratulate Russia for the good match and it is resulting good spectacle for the crowd".

Q: Were you surprised by the development of the match?
A: "As you know is a new team. It is a long tournament and we have to play well all of it. Each player has to play in his maximum level".

Chipouline Guennadi (Coach RUS): "We played very badly. We didn't managed to win one set but we won't give up, and I hope we will do better. We have to think in the next matches".

Q: How are you going to work with this players taking a count of the badly match that you played?
A: "It is a good team and we have to make some adjustments".

/ajm