We started the tournament in the right way - Giampaolo Medei


Coaches Giampaolo Medei and Marcelo Mendez at the post-match Press Conference.

Opole, Poland, December 12, 2017 - Cucine Lube Civitanova's sweep of Sada Cruzeiro Volei was a dream start to the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship for the reigning Italian champions, who destroyed the defending champions in straight sets.

Giampaolo Medei, Cucine Lube Civitanova Coach: "For sure, I am very happy about the match and the way we started this competition. We served really good, and our attack was top level. It may have been one of the best matches of the season for us. I know this is just the first match, and that tomorrow we play another one, with a different team. The tournament has just begun, but we started it the right way, although it will be hard to reach the finals. I'm just happy about the way we started and how the team played this evening."

Osmany Juantorena, Cucine Lube Civitanova Captain: "I am really happy. We won against a really good team, which won the last two world championships. Now, we are thinking about the next match. This will be a long and difficult tournament."

Marcelo Mendez, Sada Cruzeiro Coach: "First, let me congratulate Civitanova. It was a good game. The main difference was service, but tomorrow there is another day, and we will try to play as best as we can."

Filipe Ferraz, Sada Cruzeiro Captain: "We knew the game would be difficult and very hard. We made some mistakes in service. This game was very difficult in service and setting. We now have to think about tomorrow and forget about today."

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