Tunisia coach Antonio Giacobbe
Head coach Antonio Giacobbe: It was a historical win because we needed to get the result to be in with a chance of qualifying for the second round. Today there were many good points as we used a lot of young players.
Captain Ghazi Guidara: It was a very tough match today but it was very important regards whether we could go to the second round or not. We felt a lot of pressure but the first set was pretty easy to win, although the third set wasn’t. They played very well. We have practiced for six months for this tournament and we hope this can stand us in good stead for the next round.
Head coach Vladimir Kondra: I’d like to congratulate the Tunisian team. They played very well in this first round. Since we expected to lose this game we weren’t very motivated today. Sometimes we played well, sometimes we couldn’t do what we wanted to do.
Captain Svyatoslav Miklashevich: We could show what we were capable of. We made some mistakes but we also showed our good points. I’m not happy with the result but I just have to accept it.