Felipe Ferraz at the post-match Press Conference: "It was difficult to defend the title."
Krakow, Poland, December 17, 2017 - Sada Cruzeiro came to Poland to defend their world title, but had to contend with third place after beating local side PGE Skra Belchatow in three sets in the bronze medal match of the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship - though captain Filipe Ferraz seemed happy with the final ranking.
Marcelo Mendez, Sada Cruzeiro Coach: "I'm really happy with today's match. I think we played really well. I would like to wish Skra a nice PlusLiga performance, because they have a really good team and coach. I'm also happy that we played against such good teams from the country which really loves volleyball."
Felipe Ferraz, Sada Cruzeiro Captain: "For us it was a pleasure to play in a such an amazing place. The third place for us is an important thing, because it was really hard to defend the title, so we are very happy."
Roberto Piazza, Skra Belchatow Coach: "It's amazing because they give us a great lesson of volleyball. I'm so happy, because we played against the three best teams in the world in this tournament - Zenit, Lube, Sada. Now we need to feel the difference between our volleyball and theirs, so we can take a step forward in the nearest future."
Mariusz Wlazly, Skra Belchatow Captain: "Congratulations to Sada and I think this the best comment for this match."
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