Modena, Italy, June 22, 2018 – Russia showed great teamwork to beat European rivals and hosts Italy in straight sets at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Friday.
Russia captain Igor Kobzar: “We are very happy for this victory against Italy. We have done a great job so far and we showed great team strategy against our rivals.”
Italy captain Ivan Zaytsev: “Russia played a good match. We could have done better against them. The next two days here at Modena will be useful to improve ourselves.”
Italy player Michele Baranowicz: “Russia has show a great match, while we struggled a lot. We must look forward to the next two days and hope that we will play better than today.”