Julio Velasco: Playing at Azadi Is Very Nice

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Argentina volleyball coach Julio Velasco has enjoyed being back in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.


Argentina lost to Iran 3-2 2 (29-27, 25-20, 20-25, 23-25, 15-11) in front of ecstatic fans in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

“For us, it was a nice experience, particularly for me. Playing here is always very nice. I am happy because we were able to play a good match. I think people enjoyed it. They suffered, but they enjoyed it,” Velasco said in the post-match news conference.

“First of all, congratulations to Iran for this victory! For my players, it was very difficult to play at this hall with this audience. "

"They played a very good match. I am very satisfied with my players. We need to play better in the tie-breakers,” Velasco said in the post-match news conference.

“We made some mistakes and Iran played good volleyball. That is why Iran could win. However, during the match we fought for each ball. We played with good tactics and techniques,” the former Iran coach added.

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