Telekom head coach Zoran Gajic said: “This season we have many young, but promising players that we can rely on. Yet we have a few experienced players in our roster who will strengthen our team to a great extent. This season our goal is to develop the young members of our roster through a number of matches in the Champions League and to prepare high-level players for Azerbaijan’s national team. As for the teams in Pool A, we find ourselves among very strong opponents: two strong Italian teams, CONEGLIANO and MODENA, plus Chemik POLICE, one of the leaders when it comes to Polish women’s Volleyball.”
Gajic continued: “Our first away match with Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO proved that Telekom players have some perspectives – since we led 18-12 in the first set – but their lack of experience at this level prevented us from winning that set. As a result, the Italian team won in three sets. In terms of our expectations for our campaign in the 2017 CEV Volleyball Champions League, we look forward to showing a nice game and achieving the best possible result.”
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