Before the clash with the USA at the World Championship, Maria Stenzelin emphasized the independence of the Polish volleyball team – the most important thing is not to lose this match in the dressing room. They will play the Olympic gold medalists from Tokyo on Wednesday in Łódź at 20.30.
In the second part of the World Cup held in Poland and the Netherlands, the Polish women started the competition with a 0: 3 loss to Serbia, defending the title. Matches in Lode and Rotterdam will determine which teams advance to the quarter-finals.
In Tuesday’s clash with the fourth-ranked team in the FIVB world at the Atlas Arena, Italian coach Stefano Lavarini’s charges occasionally entered the fray and countered the Serbs with single moves. There was less quality and determination in their game than the previous match in Gdańsk with another leading team, Turkey (2: 3).
As Stenzel admitted, Serbia are a great team and have shown how to play.
– Competitors had a deterrent-defense element. Thanks to this, there were opportunities for counterattacks that they used. You should watch it and learn from them. If you want to win against such a team, the margin for error is minimal. We made many of them. Serbia cannot be defeated without certain elements at the appropriate level. We missed a bit in defense and a bit in attack. We can get better at practically every element. It’s sad what we didn’t show in Gdańsk, which evaluated the independence of the Polish national team and the Chemik police.
After the defeat of the Polish women, they found themselves in a difficult situation, because in the table of gr. The F final is in seventh place with three wins and three draws. The top four teams will qualify for the quarter finals.
On Wednesday evening, they face an equally tough challenge against Serbia. They will face Tokyo’s Olympic champions, the US women, at the Atlas Arena. The American team, which finished second in the group, lost only to Serbia in the six games played so far (0: 3).
– A tough opponent awaits us, maybe a little better than Serbia. The most important thing in the dressing room is not to lose this match. We have to go out dancing and make Americans sweat more to win with us. We will throw our full strength in this match to win from this clash. Every band is breakable, you just have to find the right key. Choose the right tactics and execute it. The 23-year-old volleyball player noted that this was not the case in the game against Serbia.
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