Antiga: "We had a surprise in change of Russian team's configuration"


Hamamatsu, Japan, September 9, 2015 – Poland overcame Russia in an epic battle 3-1 (26-28, 27-25, 25-19, 25-22) in the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup at Hamamatsu Arena on Wednesday. 

Poland coach Stephane Antiga: "I’m very happy with this win in our first big game in this competition. We had a surprise tonight because coach Vladimir Alekno changed the configuration of his team and we were not fully prepared for this kind of opponent. It was a very tough game. I’m very happy about the character of my players. It’s a pity about our setter (Grzegorz Lomacz). I hope he will be able to play before the end of this competition."

Poland player Karol Klos: "It was a great game against great opponents who are tall and strong, and it was good volleyball, so I’m happy we won. The first set was difficult." 

Russia coach Vladimir Alekno: "I want to say congratulations to the Poland team. The teams who make less mistakes than others will win. Poland made fewer errors."

Russia captain Dmitriy Muserskiy: "Of course, Poland are one of the strongest teams in the world and they are world champions. We tried to play our best but it was not good enough and we lost."


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