Bulgaria captain Vladimir Nikolov: “My
congratulations to the team of Russia.
Today we really played better than yesterday, but it was not enough to win,
though we had a chance in the second set.”
Bulgaria coach Radostin Stoychev: “It was a
well-deserved victory for Russia.
They are strong in serve, block and attack. Besides they are disciplined and
didn’t do mistakes. The Russian team are the favorites in Pool B for sure. We
have to work hard to improve and we are going to do it, since we are to play very
important matches against Germany.”
Russia captain Taras Khtei: “Our team is
happy to get another three points, but we stay concentrated, because matches in Germany and Bulgaria will be more difficult.”
Russia coach Vladimir Alekno: “Russia is not a
favourite, we still have to work a lot on our technique. The second set is a
thing to discuss and analyse.”