The four coaches with the mascot Volly before the start of the official press conference!
Varna, Bulgaria, September 20, 2018 - The four head coaches of the teams who are going to take part in Pool H during the second round of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship shared the same opinion about the upcoming battles - the group is really tough and every match will be really difficult! Tomorrow Serbia will face Argentina in the first match at the Palace of the Culture and Sports!
Julio Velasco, coach of Argentina: “I think this is a very, very difficult group, because there are Poland, Serbia, and France who play for qualifying to the finals. Even before the World Championship these were the three teams who everybody considered as a finalist and the ones who will take the gold. We have a very few chances. As everybody knows, we have only few points. Despite this, in any case we will play each match giving our best. I hope we are going to have three very good matches against these strong teams.”
Vital Heynen, coach of Poland: “I think this is a big beautiful group here. I agree with Mr. Velasco that we have so many top teams here. We have a really difficult pool and I hope there are not going to be so many surprises for us.”
Laurent Tillie, coach of France: “I am very proud to be here in this top group. It will be very interesting to see the matches between Poland, Serbia, and Argentina. We are at not in such good condition, but we will try to survive every match and will try to give our best in every game. If we have one chance, we will take this chance. I hope everybody will enjoy the play.”
Nikola Grbić, coach of Serbia: “We had a very difficult group in Bari but we played well and we managed to come here. I really want my players to think one play at a time and not about who is on the other side. We followed this strategy until now, and I think it is a good one. I hope that we will continue with the quality of volleyball that we showed in Bari.”