Point to point, repartee and the awareness of having stood up to a great team. WithU Verona came away empty-handed from Saturday’s match against Piacenza, but the applause that the almost 4000 presents at the arena reserved for the final whistle testifies to the goodness of the performance unleashed by Stoytchev’s boys. It was a challenge where balance was predominant thanks to the high level maintained by both teams during the entire match and the details made the difference. In a week we’ll be back on the pitch with the second day of the second round, where the Gialloblù will be protagonists on the Itas Trentino pitch for another important appointment of this SuperLega Credem Banca season.

The group met today after the usual rest day granted by the technical staff to start preparing for the next match. In the morning, de-fatiguing work in the gym to burn off the fatigue from the last game, while in the afternoon there are targeted exercises on technique. Double session tomorrow too, with a focus on tactics and game system to adopt against Lorenzetti’s team. Thursday free for Raphael and his companions, before resuming activities in the following days, approaching race day.

“We found ourselves facing really strong players, who managed to pass even though we were practically perfect against the block.” This is the analysis of coach Stoytchev, who fully recognized the opponent’s merits and highlighted the aspects that worked less: “We made a few too many mistakes in serving and receiving, especially in the crucial moments of the match and they were good to take advantage of it”. The gialloblù coach has everything in mind for the challenge as an ex who will live at PalaTrento.