Thursday, 21 September 2017
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Everybody is looking towards the Final Round now

Andrey Zhekov sets as Bulgaria lose to Russia on Friday
Bulgaria coach Radostin Stoychev: "Russia is better team than us but now we are happy. Congratulations for their performance. We need to stay calm and hard on the ground. We do not have time to prepare for the finals. Pressure is always there and we have to learn to controll it."

Bulgaria captain Vladimir Nikolov: "Compliments for Russia. They are just one idea better than us at this moment. We used all of our weapons today and we reached our goal nevertheless the loss. Now we demonstrated character and self-confidence. We are close to play great volleyball. Hopefully in Poland."

Russia coach Vladimir Alekno: "Congratulations, Bulgaria. It seemed only Russia tried to stop you from the Finals. We are happy tha we won and finish the Intercontinental round smooth. Now we have to concentrate for the Finals."

Russia captain Taras Khtei: "We played well but made too many mistakes. We finished with good results and we look forward for the finals. Compliments for Bulgaria qualifying to Poland."

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