Velasco Has Good Knowledge of Iran Volleyball: Slobodan Kovac
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian national volleyball team head coach Slobodan Kovac said Argentina coach Lulio Velasco has a very good tactical knowledge of the Iranian players.
Iran will play Argentina on Tuesday in Group B of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup at the Hamamatsu Arena.
“For us, we have a special match and a difficult match because on the other side is Mr Velasco, the former coach of Iran,” Kovac said in the pre-match news conference.
“He knows my players very well. I think the Argentine team is good and strong. We will try to do our best and get a good result,” the Serbian coach added.
Argentina coach Julio Velasco expressed some good words for his former team Iran.
“Tomorrow’s game against Iran is a very difficult match because Iran is a very strong team that played in World League’s Group A,” Velasco said.
“Last year we played them in the World Championship and we lost 3-0. I hope my team has improved and we play at the same level as Iran this time. For me personally, this is a special match because I coached Iran in the past and it is a team and a country that I love so much,” the Argentine added.