Less than a week after the convincing debut in the league at the home of Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza, WithU Verona is ready to take the field for the second day of the SuperLega Credem Banca 2022/2023, where it will face Itas Trentino. The match, scheduled for tomorrow at 20.30 at PalaOlimpia, will be broadcast live and exclusively on the VolleyballWorld.tv streaming platform.
Coach Radostin Stoytchev, Lorenzo Cortesia and sporting director Gian Andrea Marchesi attended the press conference on the eve.
Radostin Stoytchev: “The first match against Piacenza showed the willingness of our players to win against an indisputably strong opponent. The boys never gave up. This shows our talent and the determination that the players have already acquired. It’s a good start, but we have to keep our feet on the ground. Trento has very well-established mechanisms and has highly experienced players such as Kaziyski, Lisinac and Podrascanin, as well as three world champions, such as Lavia, Sbertoli and Michieletto. It is the team in the best form. of all at this moment. We will have to exploit all the possibilities that arise and be ready “.
Then he continues: “We have to confirm the level of our block game, in attack and in counterattack. We have to beat better to get the Trento players away from the net because they are very good at receiving. Furthermore, they are also very strong in the service. We are working hard from morning to night to improve individual potential and to oil the mechanisms. We respect the technical background of Trento, they have been playing for two years with the formula of the three hitter that allows them to have a solid reception. They have very clean mechanisms. At the beginning of last year we had to find an agreement, now this has become a habit. This aspect is still missing in Piacenza. They can count on the right mix of experienced and young players. They certainly fight for the Scudetto ”.
Lorenzo Cortesia’s words: “The sensations are excellent. The team works very well in the gym and we are a united group, which will be an extra weapon as it was last year. The first at home is always special. We are excited and charged. I personally am very curious to see how the event will be organized. For me tomorrow’s match represents a particular challenge, but this gives me even more energy. We got off to a good start, winning a complicated game. Another important test awaits us because a prepared team arrives and is ahead of us. When you face a ready-made team, the challenge is more mental. If a mechanism is missing, one must be ready to suffer and to come out of difficulties as a united group. This aspect will be fundamental. The part of our job that gives us the most satisfaction is getting on the pitch on race day, so we expect a big push from the crowd. Our fans give us an incredible boost. The hope is that many people come every time because it will be worth it “.
Sporting director Gian Andrea Marchesi also spoke: “I expect the team to give a show to our audience from tomorrow’s match and that a climate of great enthusiasm will be created in the arena. I’m sure the fans will see a team fighting from first to last point. We invite all those present to stay at the PalaOlimpia even after the race, because the Extratime Show will be staged, an exclusive show for those precent with DJ sets, vocalists and mapping. An unmissable event focused on entertainment for the public. Also, I invite you to come well in advance because the pre-game will also be animated. Tomorrow, then, all ticket holders will be able to collect the € 5 Bonus Card from one of the hostesses at the entrance to be spent at the shop in the building “.
Matey Kaziyski (Itas Trentino): “Verona has already demonstrated during the first match on Sunday evening in Piacenza that it can be the loose cannon of this championship. All the more reason therefore being protagonists of its first home game will be a very difficult task, but exciting at the same time. We will do our best to get another positive result, after the encouraging debut against Siena; we must have the same spirit shown on that occasion. “