Manama, Bahrain, May 13, 2023 – Coaches shared their ideas after the preliminary inquiry ahead of the kickoff of the 2023 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship here between May 14 and 21.
“We come here with a young team that is going to take part in Universiade in China. Some of them are from the national team and we are hopeful to perform very well. We are in a strong pool with Iran as the Asian champions and Iraq that is a very strong team. We have a hard job ahead of us but we will build a system to go forward day to day”, Moro Branislav, head coach of Chinese Taipei’s Taichung Bank said.
The 35-year-old head coach of Hong Kong, China‘s Aspiring Volleyball believed, “We have won the Super League medal last year and we come to this event without any foreign player. Three to four players in our club are from our national team. This year in the league, the matches were so tough between eight strong teams of our Super League that we dropped down to the third place with a small margin”, Wong Cheuk Yin said.
The Ukrainian-based Yurii Melnychuk, head coach of Atyrau VC of Kazakhstan, said,“I have been with Yurga-Samotlor Nizhnevartovsk Club of Russia for eight years elevating them from the second league to the Super League of Russia. I have just joined this club of Kazakhstan, which won last year’s winner of the Kazakhstan League. This is my first time working in Kazakhstan. Our first match will be against the Police Club of Qatar, which is a very good team. We have two foreign players, a setter from China and an opposite from Belarus. Our first target is to move to the second round and our bigger goal is to take the medal”.
The Finnish Tommi Oskari Tiilikanen, head coach of Air Jumbos Pro-Volleyball Club of Korea, said, “I have been in Japan for four years with Wolfsdogs Nagoya. Korea has a competitive league with all matches on TV. I have just finished my second season in Korea. In this competition, we come with our all-Korean squad composed of young and experienced players of the national team. We will try to win match to match but we are going to add to our experience in the first place”.
Mohammad Reza Tondravan, head coach of Shahdab Yazd from Iran, said, “Iran as the powerhouse of Asia and one of the best Asian teams in the world has many fans, all of them have high expectations from any Iranian team in international events. All teams here are coming to this event with power and we cannot underestimate any…
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