Iran Volleyball Coach Kolakovic Says Sorry to Supporters
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran national volleyball team coach Igor Kolakovic has apologized to the fans for Sunday's defeat to France.
Iran lost to France 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-21) in the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League in Ardabil’s Rezazadeh Hall.
"I must congratulate the France team for this victory and I thank the support of the two cities hosting the games in Iran, Oroumiyeh and Ardabil. They supported us from the beginning of the game until the end even though we did not play well. This energy means a lot to me and my team and I apologize if we did not win against France,” Kolakovic said.
“And sadly we lost the opportunity to qualify at home. But we will have another chance in the final week because there are three more games and I hope we play well against Bulgaria and other teams," he added.
Iran captain Saeid Marouf also said Team Melli did not play well against France.
"I congratulate France, it was not a satisfactory game from our side. They are disciplined and they dictate their power on the court," he said.