-The Italian reserve team went to those who were not sure about the 12-man Poland team for the Tokyo Olympics. Can it be said that there is a conflict between reserves and reserves? No, because we have no reserves. Of course, among our 19 volleyball players in Rimini, some have confidence in Tokyo, while others have little chance to leave. But with us, everyone maintained a level that other reserve players of the world’s leading teams could not reach, wrote Sport.pl reporter Łukasz Jachimiak after the game.
In fact, for the Italian reserve team, Vital Heynen prepared less firepower, although it ended up with three sets of victories and a clear gap between the two teams. The Italians sometimes can keep up with the Poles, but that is their greatest possibility. The best proof is that in the entire game, they led only twice in the second set-at the beginning and midfield of the game, no more than two points.
Italian reporters also noticed the class differences in the conference. “La Gazzetta dello Sport” wrote a “Cruel Knockout” in the headline summarizing Friday’s game. “The Italian obviously lost, although the Polish team played in the second game, leaving the big-name players on the bench. The young Italian team paid the price for the excitement and lack of harmony of their debut. They couldn’t keep up with Heynen’s team. “-We read it.
However, a reporter from “Roma Sport” pointed out that the Polish team is definitely a big challenge for the Italian team. “The compilation of coach Valentini’s experiments is only a glimpse, and he clearly lost to the Poles. The Italians are not afraid of better technical opponents, but their outstanding game is a difficulty they cannot overcome”-they assessed.
“CdS” also quoted the words of coach Antonio Valentini who looked for positive factors after the game. -We know that Poland has a lot of strength and this game will be a very difficult challenge. We had a lot of fun, but that was just a glimpse. We made too many mistakes, and most importantly, we did not attack our opponents the way we should. We must get our performance from this game and consider better disposal in the next game-he pointed out.
On Saturday, May 29, another League of Nations meeting. For men, this is the second day of the game. Italy will face Slovenia at 18:00 and Poland will face Serbia two hours ago. Real-time report on Sport.pl.