We Learn Lesson from USA Defeat: Igor Kolakovic
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran national volleyball team head coach Igor Kolakovic says that his team can learn lesson from defeat to USA at the FIVB Men’s World Cup.
On Wednesday, Iran national volleyball team lost to USA 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-18, 25-12) in the second phase of round-robin play.
“In the first set, USA played at a high level in service. The second set was more balanced and we took advantage of opportunities. They continued their strong service in the third set. This was a good school for us and our young players. We played good but sometimes we were far from the level of USA,” Kolakovic said.
Iran captain Mir Saeid Marouf said USA is one of the best teams in the world.
“It was not our day. We only showed our quality in the second set. They served stronger than us. USA is one of the best teams in the world. We have some young players now. We have to think about the next matches,” Marouf said.