FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

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Iran coach Velasco pleased with opening victory over Korea


Iran coach Julio Velasco at the press conference against Korea

Julio Velasco - Iran coach:

"I'm very happy for the 3-0 win because we get three points, which is important in this tournament. I was worried because we did not play last month due to visa problem with the Czech Republic and Poland."

"Everything was good - better than I thought. Our serve was strong. We studied them. We had a good technical level with confidence and fighting spirit."

"Farhad Ghaemi played well. His serve and reception were good. He was nervous as this was his first competitive international match. I spoke to him a lot last night, so I am happy."

Korea coach - Park Ki-Won:

"One reason for the loss was we could not shift our defense well. Our serve and reception were not good and not stable."

Iran captain - Alireza Nadi:

"We had a good service in the first set and also rallied well. We have a target for this tournament and hope we win the next matches.

Korea captain - Kwon Young-Min:

"We lost this game and it is regrettable that we could not do perform at our best. We would like to use this loss and improve for the remaining matches."


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