České Budějovice, Czech Republic, June 23, 2017 –Iran overplayed Italy 3:0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-21) and didn’t give them any chance to make at least one set.
Behrouz Ataei, coach of Iran: “This match was hard and yes we won but we don’t pay a lot of attention to it. Tomorrow will be another difficult one against Ukraine.”
Rasoul Aghchehli , captain team Iran: “It was a good match for us. We had a very good analytical tactic. The Italians are a good team in Europe with a great system and tactic but today we proved to be stronger.”
Michele Totire , coach of Italy: “The first match is always hard but today I’m disappointed with my team, they lost their focus on the service. It is important to play with confidence and strength. Tomorrow is another day but tonight I will have a talk with my team for an hour or two.”
Gianluca Galassi, captain team Italy: “Service is very important and fundamental and today that part was our worst we have done. Tomorrow we play against a very good team. What is in the past, is in the past. We have to look ahead and prepare for our match tomorrow against Argentina.”