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Stoychev: We have defeated one of the world's two best teams

Bulgaria coach Radostin Stoychev (right) and Russia coach Vladimir Alekno at the press conference on Thursday night
Bulgaria coach Radostin Stoychev: "We won against Russia, which is great for us, according to the fact this is one of the two best teams in the World. We`re satisfied but what we should do is stay calm now. Congratulations for the russian players who played exellent. Anyway that victory does not change anything. We still have much to do and must stay focused. It will be hard for us tomorrow."

Bulgaria captain Vladimir Nikolov: "We won a victory that keeps us in the fight for the finals. Russia is one of the best teams in the World and the key for our victory was that we fought, we were self-confident and strong till the last moment and we made mistakes twice less than the opponents. Anyway, we`re still aware that we`re gonna have a very difficult match tomorrow, but we`re still gonna fight till the end."

Russia coach Vladimir Alekno: "I am satisfied that we played in this brilliant athmosphere here in Varna. It was great test for my team and we passed pretty much smooth. Of course we lost, probably one of the reasons was the crowd. We did many mistakes and the pressure was one of the reason. Probably we underestimated this match a little after 10 victories. We made our conclusions and look forward to the Finals."

Russia captain Taras Khtei: "We lost a match - that is all. We won't fade. We look forward to next matches. Congratulations for Bulgaria - they played swell. We have some trouble with the reception and some bad mistakes in the third set. We analize and go forward. That is the game."

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