WL2017/ Marouf Credits the Victory to Young Players
Tehran, Iran, June 11, 2017 – Saeid marouf, the captain of Iran credit the victory today to the efforts of javad Manavinezhad confirming the speech of coach kolakovic.
Demian Gonzalez, Captain of Argentina: “It was a very good match. In some moments, people watched very good volleyball and it was hard for our team to lose the first sets because we had opportunity to close the set. But after that again, the team played well. We went into the tie-break in which Iran played a little better than Argentina. It was because Iran has a good setter. He played a good match. It was sad to lose this match but it is the way to continue to improve.
Saeid Marouf, captain of Iran: “Thanks God we won our last home match. We had played Argentina before and the same happened. We won 3-2. The first set was very important for both teams. It helped us to get better with our game. I think, if we did not have Javad Manavinezhad, some other things can involve the match. Fortunately, he did his job very well and the other players used most out of their potential at the sensitive points of the game. Congratulate the Iranian for this win because the tie-breaker was the difference between Argentina and Iran thanks to the fans that inspired us to win. Anyway, victory is always sweet. I hope, we can do the good job in Poland too to finish the tournament in a good position.
Julio Velasco, Coach of Argentina: “First of all, Congratulation to Iran for this victory. For my players, it was very difficult to play in this hall with this public. They played a very good match. I am very satisfied with my players. We need to play better in the tie-breaker. We did some mistakes and Iran played good volleyball that is why Iran could win. However, during the match we fought for each ball. We played with good tactics and techniques. For us, it was a nice experience particularly for me. Playing here is always very nice. I am happy because we were able to play a good match. I think, people enjoyed. They suffered but they enjoyed.
Igor Kolakovic, coach of Iran: “First of all, congratulation to the home crowd who support us to the end. There was a difficult situation. This match was very important for us. We played a tough match. Argentina played good volleyball technically and tactically. They found solution for our middle blocker and reception. We win with the spirit of a team with a collective. We saw how Javad Manavinejad as a young player changed everything in the game and our position. He is now injured, but I hope he will soon recover for the next week matches in Poland. And it is also so interesting for me to see how my players fight for the national team for their families and countrymen and this nice country. It is so impressive, because they put all their effort on the court.”