Thanks to a dominant performance against Slovenia, which arrived in a tournament played at the limit of perfection, the Italian men’s volleyball team is in the final of the World Championships 24 years after the last time. Among the great protagonists the hitter Daniele Lavia, best scorer of the match with 15 points.
The Calabrian’s impressions were collected by the Italian Volleyball Federation: “A great dream. We certainly didn’t expect it but we knew we could do well and put everyone in difficulty. Beautiful and painful victories have arrived like those of tonight or with France, we are making an extraordinary journey ”.
“We have been very determined – continued the hitter – we played an incredible game, a great volleyball with great intensity and competitive spirit. We are growing fast game after game but we want to grow further. The European Championship gave us great awareness and we realized that we could do a lot of good ”.
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However, the 22-year-old does not intend to settle for this result: “Our characteristic is that of not giving up and not being on our laurels. So with humility and determination we will try to do even better. Tomorrow I expect a difficult atmosphere in which the public pushes hard. We must think only of ourselves, without being influenced ”.CopyAMP code.
Finally, a final consideration on this extraordinary vintage: “We are trying to confirm and improve further. We still want to raise our level of play and results. It is not easy because others try to do the same thing too. For now we are succeeding, we hope to continue to do so ”.