Perugia, Italy, June 12, 2019 - Russia defeated Bulgaria 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-16) on Wednesday, the best way to celebrate Russia Day.
Vladim Pankov, Bulgaria: "In the first two sets we had the chance to win. It was the eleventh game that we lost the control of the set after point number twenty - I explain this attitude by the youngness of the team, but I’m upset. All the good things we did last year have disappeared, now we will have a month to train our block and the organization of our attack after the defence and obviously resist to the pressure in the final moments of a set."
Tatiana Iurinskaia, Russia: "It was a good game, we played well and handled the difficult moments in the best way. I’m happy about my performance, and about how the team conducted the game. Today we played well but tomorrow we will face Italy, and they are a very strong team, we have used this game as training for tomorrow.”