A video went viral on social media a few days ago featuring the Brazilian coach of the Pakistani volleyball team. In the video, Issanye Ferraz broke down in tears during a press conference after the Pakistani team defeated South Korea, thus qualifying for the quarter finals of the Asian Games 2023.
In the video, Ferraz can be seen praising players for their dedication and hardwork.
“There is no dimension to victory, you have no idea what these guys do to come to the court. It’s very difficult, very difficult but we knew it was possible,” he said.
“For the level of the commitment of the athletes, for the level of dedication we have in the work, for the physical quality they have.”
Pakistan's Brazilian coach Issanaye Ferraz was in tears after his side stunned favourites South Korea to qualify for semis of Asian Games 🇵🇰 💚— Muneeb Farrukh (@Muneeb313_) September 23, 2023
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Social media was deeply moved by the short video.
I'm sure he's crying because he's seen how these athletes are probably living in poverty with no athletic centers or training facilities nor many financial incentives as well and yet they've achieved the unthinkable. https://t.co/mJHTkobXSt— sugar kaka (@sugar_kaka) September 23, 2023
this is such a beautiful but utterly sad that peoplr aren't even aware of this achievement https://t.co/cgLJslwQxe— mojojojo (@mojojojo1_011) September 23, 2023
it’s absolutely so heartbreaking to see any Pakistani athlete or coach talk about the incredible hurdles everyone has to overcome on a regular basis because this country is determined to break even the most industrious spirit through sheer callousness and neglect https://t.co/YIjhIXIlLE— artemis on the hunt (@zohrabahadur) September 23, 2023
our volleyball team and players don't receive the fame and recognition they deserve Our senior volleyball team is the best in South Asia and they even defeated the silver medalists of the last edition korea by 3-0 And I don’t think many people in Pakistan are aware of this https://t.co/AzITC11ds4— shameer (@done_kro7) September 23, 2023