Bulgarian coach Radostin Stoytchev: Germany deserved the victory. We started very badly. In the first set, we made 12 unforced errors. I am very satisfied with our comeback. Unfortunately, our risk was not rewarded in the fifth set.
Bulgarian captain Matey Kaziyski: It was a difficult game. We started very badly, made many mistakes and did not show good volleyball. Then we come back in great style and had the chance to win. Tomorrow, it will be a very tough game again.
German coach Raúl Lozano: The game was like the two games in Varna. One phase one team was strong, one phase the other team. We must play with more stability, but this of course also depends on the opponent. The first two sets were our best in the World League 2011.
German captain Robert Kromm: We started very well and put the Bulgarian team under pressure. We blocked well and our attack was also great. In the third set, we broke down, caused by the strong services of Bulgaria. At the end we were lucky and had the home field advantage.