Sunday, 27 May 2018
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Bulgaria's coach Silvano Prandi said: "We are ready to face Brazil"

Silvano Prandi, Bulgaria's coach: "I know that it is hard for someone to receive congratulations after a 3:0 loss, but my best for the Netherlands - they played bravely today. We suffered and recovered, tried new solutions, changed the tactics, took risks - especially in serving and blocking, we put some young players during the hottest points of the battle, used almost everybody. For all these reasons, this victory is better than yesterday. Today we demonstrated that we are a good team. We are ready to face Brazil. Of course, we have to improve some elements - serve for example, but I know we are ready now!"

Vladimir Nikolov, Bulgaria's captain: "
Congratulations to the Netherlands. They gave us a hard time. This was the best match from technical point of view between the two teams this year. We played on our maximum, changed players, and now the victory is bigger. I am glad that we won 12 points from our matches against the Netehrlands. Now we need four points against Brazil to reach our goal - the Pool A first place."
Peter Blange, Netherlands' coach: "For everybody this was one nice match. Still - four times 3:0 against Bulgaria definitely mean that they are better than us. Fundamentally we have a lot of things to improve about our skills. Our serve was not efficient enough, our blocking was not good especially against great power attackers like Bulgaria have. We need to learn how not to lose possibilities such as the ones we had at the end of third set. In Varna they have a great gym, with an unique atmosphere and a tremendous crowd. I wish them good luck against Brazil."

Rob Bontje, Netherlands' captain: "It is fair to say that today we played better than yesterday. We gave Bulgaria a hard time and difficulties. They made less errors however. At the end they played better and it was logical to win. I am rather curious about next week's matches in Varna. It would be a pleasure to watch them."


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