Tehran, Iran, August 2, 2015 – The team B of Iran handed Chinese Taipei a straight-set 25-16, 25-16, 25-19 loss to top Pool A as expected and will next take on Thailand on their first match of the last eight teams at Azadi 12000 Capacity Hall.
The head coach of Iran, Peyman Akbari: “We should not judge outside the picture. They put some of our players under pressure. As I said yesterday, it is so difficult to play against a quick team such as Chinese Taipei, so we had to trouble their reception, a goal which my players dealt with so well. I have seen the Chinese Taipei’s games before. They have a very good team and they are in harmony with each other, but they couldn’t do anything in front of us today because we were better in all aspects. Some people have never been in the national level but they asked me about the performance of our team. We respect any ideas but they must talk on the base of supporting the national team.”
About the fans: “I’m thankful to our fans who don’t leave us alone in this championship. I hope the arena gets full when we go further to the next rounds.”
The captain of Iran, Hamzeh Zarrini: “The more powerful rival we will play, the more aggressive we will be. I have been saying from the beginning of the tournament. The further we go, the better we get because the stronger teams make us more inspired to play better. This game was important because both teams were fighting for the first place in the round of last eight teams. If we underestimate the Eastern Asian teams, we are going to have a hard time playing with them. The Iranian B team has a lot of plans and strategies and are built to back up the main team, but they have been put under pressure these days. This team is under the supervisor of the Iranian men’s technical team and the federation and its goal is to suppress aid Iran national a volleyball team. It is not good to let anybody speak against the team in the media which makes the players lose their concentration.”
The head coach of Chinese Taipei: “My players made too many errors today but this is not the real power of our team. We will be better in upcoming matches. I wish Iran and Mr. Akbari a success.”
The captain of Chinese Taipei: “We missed out our good receiving today. On the other side, Iran was great on serves and blocks. Congratulations to Iran for having such a good team and a technical squad against us.”
Statistic : Daily Bulletin Day3