Glenn Hoag, Arkas Izmir: “It is the fact that in this tournament there are many great players and coaches who really surprised on the court. Therefore, we hope to be a pleasant surprise.
We will do what we usually do: we will train, work hard, prepare for the match and see if this will be enough to win. “
Radostin Stoytchev, Trentino Volley: “Like my colleagues, before commenting on the specific technical details of this edition, I would say two or three words to express how delighted I am to still be here and participate in the finals of the Champions League, the fourth consecutive time.
For us, this is a great result. It is necessary also to congratulate the other teams that have got this far.
The new system is a novelty that will probably be beneficial for the world of volleyball, but I prefer not to speak about it before the tournament. We are here for volleyball not to discuss about the referees. I am convinced that even the referees try to do their best to help a great sport spectacle. Seeing the full hall of spectators makes us very happybeing here in Poland. “
Vladimir Alekno, Zenit Kazan: “I cannot say, as my colleague Stoytchev that is my fourth time in the final of the Champions League.
It is the second time, coaching Kazan. It is tempting to play here in Poland because of the support of their fans and the quality in organizing international events.
What about the new system? This system will only help the future of volleyball.
Rumours of Juantorena in Kazan? For now let’s concentrate on this final year and in this final year Juantorena is playing for Trent, not for us. “
Jacek Nawrocki, PGE Skra Belchatow: “I would not make the mistake of underestimating Izmir, because I remember their impressive path up to these finals and the fact that they managed to eliminate competition, like Novosibirsk.
As for my team, I am really satisfied with them.
Even if there would be small errors in the ‘challenge system’, it will be very interesting for the show this year. “