Tehran, Iran, August 1, 2015 – Bahrain accumulated the first three points in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship after thrashing Sri Lanka in straight sets 25-21, 25-22, 25-16.
Bahrain coach, Jorge Elgueta: “Who knows!? We may eliminate Japan from the tournament. We still see some lights of hopes. My players made a lot of simple errors and if we improve them it is possible to get good results against China.”
Bahrain captain, Jasim Alnabhan: “Sri Lanka is not that strong and didn’t have enough experience. It was a good match, but we had a lot of mistakes in the games and weren’t able to show our full potential. I hope to be better in future matches.”
Sri Lanka coach, W.M.S. Wendakoon: “Playing against Japan is a big chance. We wanted to overcome Bahrain but my players were able to win the game. They were more experienced than us. We’re going to have a difficult match against Japan if you want to defeat them. Japan, Iran, Korea and Australia are the best teams in this tournament and we want to use this big opportunity of playing against Japan tomorrow and improve my players.”
Sri Lanka Captain, S.A.J Surath: “Bahrain played really well today and we were less experienced. We don’t have any chance against Japan tomorrow but we try to do our best.”
Statistic : P-2 for match 16_ SRI-BRN