“Let’s reset and think about the match in Modena”. So spoke the centre-back Lorenzo Cortesia at the end of the midweek round of the 5th Place Play Offs, ready to dive back into the gym together with the rest of the group to better prepare for the next match. WithU Verona didn’t collect any points against Vero Volley Monza, but kept the third place in the group. A match conditioned by Spirito leaving the field due to injury, which forced coach Stoytchev to change the formation for the rule of the three Italians in the starting sextet.
A few hours after the match against the Brianza players, Captain Raphael and his teammates met at the arena with their eyes already turned towards the match at the PalaPanini. After the unloading exercises to recover energy, the Scala players immediately resumed activity on the field with the technical session. The team’s work will then continue in the next few days with training sessions based on the game system and the understanding between the departments, combined with a careful analysis of the opponent, back from the 3-0 defeat suffered at Perugia. A morning session will take place on Saturday before leaving for the Emilian city.
“After getting settled on the pitch, we reacted well in the third set, then Monza made the difference in serve and prevented us from reopening the match. Kudos to them. These are the words of coach Stoytchev in the immediate post-match, recognizing the merits of the Lombards. “I’m interested in how our team fights and responds on the field, now we have to go and face Modena with great determination”.