Monday, 18 June 2018
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Giba: "This victory is so important for this new generation"


Nikola Grbic (SRB captain): It's hard to say anything after a match like this. It's very difficult to find words. We played to within three points of a victory. This was a super match in front of more than 22,000 people. I want to congratulate the Brazilian team for their continuity. Even in the tiebreak when they were losing, they came back successfully. As for the match, it was very interesting. Many turnovers. I'm sorry we haven't succeeded to win the title and we finished second for the fourth time.

Giba (BRA captain): I agree with Nikola. As for the match, it is difficult to find words. I'm so happy for this win, this was a match with so many emotions. It's amazing to play a final in an arena with so many people. This victory is so important for this new generation. We will enjoy this victory, but we will be ready for the next competitions.

Igor Kolakovic (SRB head coach): First of all, congratulations to the team of Brazil for the victory. We are very sad for not winning in front of this wonderful crowd and because we didn't bring joy to the whole nation. During the fifth set, it seemed like we could win this match but they played even better and defended a lot of hard balls. I think now we should forget this defeat and learn from it. Now we should think about upcoming competitions.

Bernardo Rezende (BRA head coach): I can imagine how difficult it is for the Serbian coach and players. For us it is good to come up here and win, since we didn't play so well in Brazil last year. We can enjoy it for now. I think that this generation still makes a lots of mistakes. I hope they will learn from this competition and that they will stay competitive in the future.


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