Tehran, Iran, August 2, 2015 – Thailand produced a magnificent come-from-behind 25-27, 25-20, 20-25, 25-11, 15-10 victory over Oman to cruise their ways to the last eight teams of the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championships.
Head coach of Thailand, Monchai Supajirakul: “I think, Oman have nothing to lose but they tried their best. My team came here directly from another tournament which had made them very exhausted. We will fare better if we have a little break and recovery. Competing against the Asia’s best volleyball team like Iran is, I think, an opportunity for us. They are the best team in Asia. We are going to enjoy playing against Iran which can make us improve.”
Captain of Thailand, Kittikun Sri-Utthawong: “Fatigue troubled us in ending the match in three sets. We have played two 5-set matches before which made us tired to be able to end this match in three sets. Congratulations to Oman, anyway. They played well against us. Although the outcome of the match didn’t matter for them, they fought with all their power.”
Head coach of Oman, AL Shizawi: “Congratulations to Thailand! All of their players are at a high level. They made very few technical mistakes and deserved the winner.”
Captain of Oman, Al Hamdani: “We played well against Thailand but we lost our touch and the match did not go as planned. Thailand is a very good team with good players and coaches.”
Statistics : P-2 for match 19_ THA-OMA