Ivan Nikishin, Captain of Russia: “We played really bad today. We had in particular many problems in the reception. We almost did everything wrong.”
Farhad Salafzoon. Captain of Iran: “It was definitely a good match for Iran. We had in particular good blocking and reception. Russia today had more problems in reception than usual."
Sergei Shlyapnikov, Coach of Russia: “Congratulations to Iran. We played the worst match of this championship. I am pretty disappointed as my guys did not do what I told them to do. Our setting was really bad today but that is because our setter has been playing with us for just two weeks.”
Jovica Cetkovic, Coach of Iran: “The end of the Championship is approaching and we must play all the matches very well. This match was definitely good for my team and it was a sort of preparation for semi-finals. We have to play at 100% in order to get ready for the matches of the next days. I am really satisfied with my guys and 11 of my guys played today. That is fundamental for the preparation for the semi-finals.”