The “Häfler” only had one night to clean up their mind after losing to TV Ingersoll BÜHL in the opening round of the Bundesliga. After a short work-out on Sunday morning, the group left Bühl to travel to Roeselare for their CL debut. This game will extend their rivalry with Knack ROESELARE after these teams crossed their ways also in last year’s CEV Volleyball Champions League with Knack winning their home match 3:1 and VfB FRIEDRICHSHAFEN seizing the night at the tie-break before their fans at the end of a very close game.
“Knack is quite similar to us when it comes to their quality and potential. They have a young setter but apart from this their players all have experience in the CEV Volleyball Champions League” says head coach Stelian Moculescu. VfB will more concentrating on their game than on what their opponents can do. “They have a good reception and their libero Stijn Dejonckheere is an excellent player” Moculescu says. “We need to perform well in reception if we want to stand a chance, otherwise it is going to be very difficult for us to bring it home.”
Knack comes from three consecutive victories in their national league/cup: “Though we won three matches in a row, the quality of our opponents can’t be compared with VfB” says their mentor Emile Rousseaux. “This game is going to be very close and we are going to see if we have prepared good enough for our international debut this year.”
VfB will have a couple of training sessions in Roeselare before playing Knack on Tuesday evening. “The season is getting started and now things will get serious” concludes VfB mentor Moculescu.
To read more about this competition check out our CEV Champions League 2013/2014 coverage page.