On 30 August, the Polish national team played their last match in the group stage during the ongoing World Championship. White and Red faced AmericaDespite an early 1-0 lead, they eventually lost 3:1. However, not all of Nikola Grbic’s charges presented themselves brilliantly. The main failure was Alexander Slivka, who was later defended by the coach in the media.
Volleyball World Championship. Aleksandar Schliwka’s poor performance in the Poland-USA match
Of course, the coach himself saw that Kędzierzyn-Koźle played below expectations in the match against the USA. At one point he decided it would be better to send Thomas Fornal in his place. The substitute won a good game, and Slivka did not hide his anger at himself for several failed plays, including Party. Towards the end of the match, he enjoyed his performance and the entire match.
With this performance, it is not known whether Fornal takes the place in the starting line-up at the expense of Slivka. Grbić, on the other hand, spoke to Przegląd Sportowy and defended the latter. “He’s got a lot of talent that you don’t see,” he said after the game World Championship.
Nikola Grbyk defends Aleksandar Slivka after the Polish-American match
– He is the most important player in this team. It may not show on the pitch or in the stats, but for me he is the most important player in keeping the balance in the team. He doesn’t shirk responsibility, very tough – explained the coach from Serbia. According to him, Slivka brings a lot of quality to the team and acts as a binder in the whole Polish national team game.
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