Akbari: my team played with good mentalityCoach of Iran: My team played with good mentality. I appreciate our fans who didn't leave us alone.
As the public relations of volleyball federation reported, Coach of Iran, Peyman Akbari in an after-match press conference said: I appreciate the good show of China tonight. They showed a spectacular match. Everybody considers China as one side of the final match regarding their good performance from the beginning of the tournament. They did a very big job in the first and second sets and took the control of the game and didn’t let us even think about what we were going to do. But from the third set, we didn’t have anything to lose. My team played with good mentality. I appreciate our fans who didn’t leave us alone though we lost the two first sets and supported us to the last moment. I also congratulate this victory.
About the final match with Japan and their Iranian assistant coach: there is an Iranian coach in Japan team who was the former assistant of Mr. Velasco in our team before. Yes, he knows our players very well, but this is not enough for winning. The players will do the job in the court. As coaches, we plan what to do in a match but they are the players who perform the plans and do the real job. I think both Japan and Iran are capable of winning the championship.