In Poland the midst of this “revolt” of the women’s national team against the coach Jacek Nawrocki, but the Federation does not intend to change course. Indeed, after the protest letter signed by 13 athletes, the PZPS has spoken openly to the side of the coach, rinnovandogli the contract until 2022, and expressing his “full support”.
“We are convinced that Nawrocki is the right person in the right place,” he said in an interview with Przeglad Sportowy, the federal president Jacek Kasprzyk, who met the players in the last month of September. From this interview it emerged the main accusation to the CT, the favoritism of Magdalena Stysiak and Maria Stenzel, the only two of the group not to sign the letter.
“Jacek is a nice person, open, willing to compromise. I have the impression that the problem lies somewhere else. Maybe the point is that Nawrocki does not have an attorney, and is not affected by anyone?” asks Kasprzyk, then adding: “Not obbligheremo no one to play in the national team, there are many young people who may have a chance. Maybe you should do as a few years ago in Serbia, when the players rebelled against Terzic… The Federation threatened to revoke the transfers of the players and the coach is still at his place“.
The concluding words of the president of the federal republic are, however, more accommodating: “I Hope that the players will be back in on itself and that will reflect on the topic and will be able to get along with the coach. We do not want to resort to radical measures, but we say clearly that Nawrocki has our full support“.
To lead the rebellion of the players, the Polish are the two protagonists of the Italian championship as Malwina Smarzek and Johanna Wolosz: the setter of Imoco, according to some rumors, he also proposed to the Federation an Italian coach as a viable substitute for CT in (possibly his technician Daniel Santarelli, but in the meantime has renewed with Croatia until 2021).
The same Nawrocki has been expressed today on this issue: “Prior to the beginning of the season I clearly communicated that we would have faced a very difficult time physically and mentally, when it would have been difficult to give space to all the players, because the most important goals were the VNL, the European championships and the olympic qualification. (…) It is useless to impute the voltage at the two girls, put them in a position so uncomfortable helps neither them nor the team. In all competitions this year have played 21 athletes, and each of them gave the maximum, contributing to very good results“.