Hamamatsu, Japan, September 8, 2015 – Poland beat Tunisia 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-20) in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup at Hamamatsu Arena on Tuesday.
Poland coach Stephane Antiga: "I’m very satisfied with the win and the fact that we won in three sets. We played seriously and didn’t make a lot of mistakes. Also, I could make a lot of changes and use many players. It was very positive and the best preparation for the match against Russia. Tunisia played pretty good but we played a serious game and we wanted to win 3-0. We have prepared physically and tactically for this game and this competition. Tunisia is not so used to this level of competition, so in that sense it’s the best circumstance to improve."
Poland captain Michal Kubiak: "Obviously we’re very happy we won today. The first match in a tournament is always difficult but for us today it wasn’t so bad. We’re looking forward to playing tomorrow against Russia and hope to win. We didn’t play our best today but we did enough to win and we won pretty quickly so we didn’t use too much energy. We need this energy to keep our rhythm as the tournament is long; it’s the hardest competition in the world. Tomorrow, we play Russia. We are not afraid of Russia and beat them five or six times in the summer, and we want to continue this way and win tomorrow."
Tunisia coach Fethi Mkaouar: "I think the match today was very hard for us against the world champions. I wanted to give as many chances as possible to as many players as possible. We have 11 games in this World Cup and I would like to make progress little by little, game by game, and try to learn a lot. That’s how we approached the game against Poland today."
Tunisia captain Marouen Garci: "Today, we played the world champions. I think we fought well but we made many errors and we weren’t good in defence. We need to improve our reception and make fewer errors. "