Photos Of The Italian Volleyball Federation
The Men’s National team has reached yesterday evening in the south of France, where will play the first phase of the 31st edition of the continental review. A European who, as is well known, has a formula be expanded to 24 teams in 4 different countries.
The curtain will rise on the 12th of September, with the final scheduled for 28 and 29 September in Paris.
Zaytsev and his companions in the pool of Montpellier will play with Bulgaria, France, Greece, Portugal and Romania.
When there are two days of the onset of the veteran’s Maximum but regards all modenese sports to introduce the tournament. “Italy arrives in good shape in this meeting, ” said the free-blue. In the environment there is enthusiasm and optimism; we have worked so hard and well during this period and the result of a few weeks ago in Bari has given us more desire, we are very determined and we want to get as far away as possible. In the group with the desire and the atmosphere are right, I am convinced that we’ll be ready.
As usual and as we impose our tradition we start among the favourites, even if, in my opinion, the two teams best equipped, and strongest, at least on paper, are Russia and Poland, but we are there and we will play with the awareness of our means and ability, respecting all as always. We know that the gold medal is missing from too much time and this is one of our goals of the season. It will be difficult because the European Championships are a manifestation of complex, but it is right that this should be so. Italy, however, must always have the head and the objective to get to the bottom of all the events in which he participates”.
The athlete then continues: “The formula used is a bit special, we have seen what happened to girls who despite winning their grouping, have been forced to go play in another country, but that’s okay, the regulation is the same for all so the problem does not exist. We have to focus on every single game and try to win them all, accounts them we will do in the end.
But regards all modenese sports is the athlete with the most experienced of the group, and the blue makes a joke: “I’m the oldest, but that is not important (laughs, ndr), I feel good and I still have a great desire to play and sweat for this shirt. All this leads me to have more responsibility. For my part I always try to give good example, especially to young people who maybe have started with us this year. I sincerely believe that it is the role of the more experienced players like me, Osmany, Ivan; those, in short, are part of this group for the longest time. We will need to drag the younger, to be honest we do not even have fatigue since they are the good guys, and we follow very carefully”.
A final consideration is the busy international season that has involved all the Italian teams: “I Am very happy for the results obtained from our national youth. We also when we were in retreat, and consistent with our commitments, we have been following the boys and girls who’ve hit big goals. I believe that it is right to be hopeful for the future; young people are the base of our movement and, in my opinion, you only need to be satisfied.
Until some time ago, always felt the complaints about the shortage of players, but the facts have shown that the guys there are, just look in our group where there are several athletes really interesting perspective. The future is in their hands, but if these are the conditions I foresee a bright future”.
(Source: press release)