Yigit Gülmezoglu, who is not just a promising Volleyball player but also an outstanding student in his native Izmir, said: “I feel like our group has turned into a real family since we are all very close friends. In my opinion we are ready to stand any challenge and I assume our match with Germany will be like a final whose winner will finally seize that much desired ticket to make it to the final round of the European Championship. We have played some friendly matches against Greece and there we have showed our great potential. We are capable of edging any opponent as long as we play in front of packed stands”.
Head coach Veljko Basic expressed his love for Turkey, a country where he has been working for some years now and he even surprised the listeners by addressing some words in the local idiom.
A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina who has spent quite many years in France, Basic stated about the upcoming tournament: “Our preparations went well and we hope to go for a good result as we have got together a group of very talented athletes. We have to stand the fierce opposition that will be brought by strong sides like Germany and Slovakia and in order to achieve our goals we need the full support of our home fans here in Ankara”.