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men s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

Poland beat Serbia and Montenegro 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-16) - duration 1:22
15-Aug, start time: 9:00, end time: 10:22 - Attendance: 2'000
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Nikola GRBIC (SCG) - captain

On today's match against Poland:

"Congratulations to the Polish team. They deserved to win today. They were not intimidated by us. We started well, with an advantage, but our sets were not good. Nevertheless, this is a long tournament. We will give our best for the rest of the matches."

On whether it was important that most of the SCG team members are older:

"Let's not exaggerate. The age is not so important. The team is good and experienced. I, personally feel very young."

Pawel ZAGUMNY (POL) - captain

On today's match against Serbia & Montenegro:

"We started with a win and we want to keep it this way. We played well and hope that we will continue winning."

On what was the decisive moment of the match:

"I believe that the decisive moment of the match was our first set. We had a good game and we finally won."

Ljubomir TRAVICA (SCG) - head coach

On today's match against Poland:

"I want to congratulate the Polish team. Their defence was very good. They started off very well and they played well after the first set."

On whether they underestimated the Polish team:

"We think that the performances of Poland in other tournaments have not been so good. They are not one of the traditional teams who win."

Stanislaw GOSCINIAK (POL) - head coach

On today's match against Serbia & Montenegro:

"It was a very good first match. This is very important. We have to keep up the momentum. Momentum is very important. We feel very good about our win and we want to keep it up this way."
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Sebastian SWIDERSKI (POL) - Wing spiker

On his team's performance:

"It is very important that in the first match we beat the Olympic champions. We were very focused on the match, but we will not cheer yet, because there are five more matches to come. Regarding the match against Greece, we must stay focused if we want to win."

Dawid MUREK (POL) - Wing spiker

On the match:

"We came here to win against all the teams. Our goal in each match is to win, that's why we consider every opponent as the strongest team of the tournament. The match was too early in the morning, a difficult time for everyone, but maybe the Serbians were a little bit more sleepy."

Vasa MIJIC (SCG) - Libero

On his team's performance:

"We didn't underestimate Poland. We had many problems, especially in defence. VUJEVIC (SCG) has a problem with his back, but we hope that he will be in the starting six on Tuesday. We still believe we can make it to the finals."

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