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ARG M: Patti – „Injury of Depestele made strong impact on us…“

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source: bolivarvoley.com; Photo: fm10bolivar.com.ar

As Argentinean titleholders, Personal Bolívar came to the 2018 South American Club Championship in Montes Claros, Brazil, with the highest possible goals. Their fans saw them in the final against defending champions Sada Cruzeiro, but it did not happen.




Bolívar did meet Cruzeiro but it did not happen in the final but in the semifinals. And Brazilian powerhouse prevailed with ease. Later, Bolívar lost the bronze medal match as well.

The captain of Argentinean titleholders Leonardo Patti emphasized one big reason for the underachievement of his team.

„Injury of Depestele made a strong impact on us, not only for the sporting aspect but for the aspect of humanity as well. Seeing a person who has arrived in the group very well, a very dear player, suffering such a severe injury, it always hurts you. And from the sporting aspect, we had found a balance with him in the game, the team had adapted very fast to him, we had a streak of victories, and now it all complicates again. Firstly, there was an injury of ’Mummy’ (Demián González), then Germán (Galdón) got injured, and now this. It’s an impact, but we will overcome it,“ Patti spoke on Depestele’s quite bizarre injury that might cost him a professional career.


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