Trentino BetClic Trento (ITA) head Coach, Radostin Stoytchev
We had placed a precise strategy for this particular match and the players succeeded in implementing it. Personally am very happy with their performance against a strong opponent. I am happy with their spirit and attitude. The win placed us in the semi-finals and we hope to continue playing well. The new Golden Formula caused us some problems, but we are adapting to it in this beautiful and prestigious tournament.
Captain, Matey Kaziyski
We started a bit under power, but gradually we stepped in the match and fought till the end. It is an important victory for us; we prepared a lot for this tournament, even though it’s not very easy implementing the new formula. The new formula is not just for us, it is for all the participating teams and is the format of the tournament, mistakes are bound to happen not only with us but for every other participating team. Yellow card was not much of a issue, its normal in an important match. The main thing was we helped eachother stood together and played a good match. The fan support did help us; it’s assured that the fan support helps everywhere you play. Physically you have to be strong and as per this formula, it makes easy for some and difficult for the other players.
Zenit Kazan (RUS) head Coach, Vladimir Alekno
We faced a strong team having all the skills of volleyball. Although we are famous for our solid block we couldn’t use this weapon against a disciplined team like Trentino.
Captain, Lloy Ball
When the two strong teams are playing, the one who serves and block best has an advantage according to the new formula. There was no real strategy for this match, Trentino