Czech Republic’s head coach Carlo Parisi: “We are proud to have finished second in a very tough pool. It is now important to recover from Sunday’s hard match and then quickly focus on the French team. We’ll need all our energy and power against a young and promising team from France.”
Serbian head coach Zoran Terzić: “We are happy to have finished first in a strong group. After our loss versus Bulgaria on the first competition day, we improved our game. Now, the race starts again. It is an all-or-nothing situation. I believe in my team.”
Belgian head coach Gert Vande Broek: “We were quite surprised after the match against Italy. However, we are thankful for an additional rest day, but need to stay in rhythm. I’m looking forward to a new challenge in the quarterfinals.”
Italian head coach Marco Mencarelli: “Looking back at the first part of EuroVolley 2013 is like looking back at the whole summer. We experienced many ups and downs. Nevertheless, I’m sure my team finds good solutions to rise again.”
After a rest and travel day on Monday, EuroVolley 2013 resumes on Tuesday with eight teams battling for the four remaining quarterfinal spots, while four participants of quarterfinals are known.
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