Paykan Tehran (IRI) coach, Alireza Moameri
“Our team are very good listeners. We lost the first set due to our serves. In the second set I asked them to play with simple and easy serves. They listened and got good results.
“We had two months to practice the new Golden Formula rule and we did well in our first match against a tough side.
“Our Libero is a national team player who did exceptionally well. Spiker Mohammad Kazei was also the key to our victory.”
Captain, Amir Hosseini
“We started badly and made too many mistakes serving. We worked on this in the next set, making simple and easy serves to capitalize on our opponents’ errors.
“Cimed is a strong team with many national team players who are used to international exposure. We were very happy to win.
“Of course, the credit goes to our players and the spectators who supported us. We hope to live up to their expectations in our other matches.”
Cimed Florianopolis (BRA) coach, Marcos Pacheco
“Congratulations to the Iranian team for their victory. They played really well under the new Golden Formula rule.
“Our players failed to counterattack, lost their heads and made mistakes, but our opponents were well focused and played a good match.”
Captain, Bruno Mossa Rezende
“We were not very well prepared to play against Iran. Now we have other matches to focus on and we hope to do well. The new Golden Formula was practiced for a week before coming to the Championship. We have to play using the same rules and do well in our remaining matches. The Iranians had very good defence. They are a strong team to play at any level.”