Vietentours DVV Cup Finals is on Sunday, 4. March, in GERRY WEBER STADIUM. The organizers of the German Volleyball Federation, German Volleyball League and the GERRY WEBER WORLD expect a full hall.
Schwerin remains in the Bundesliga after 3:1 victory over Hamburg, but lost in the Challenge Round of CEV Cup with 1:3 against Busto Arsizio (Italy). Vilsbiburg won the last year’s champions Stuttgart Smart Alliance in four sets and will remain leader of the league. Haching (1:3 against TV Bühl) and Friedrichshafen (2:3 against VC Gotha) suffered in the league one defeat. For the master from Lake of Constance the season in the Champions League was ended on Tuesday after the defeat of 0:3 against Zenit Kazan (Russia).
Now all eyes are set on the finals on Sunday. The expectations are expressed by the coach Teun Buijs (Schwerin SC), Guillermo Gallardo (Roten Raben Vilsbiburg), Mihai Paduretu (Generali Haching) and Stelian Moculescu (Friedrichshafen) in short statements.
– What makes your final opponent?
Moculescu (Friedrichshafen): “Haching has a compact team that in this season plays a very good volleyball. They are the first on the scoreboard and have already beaten us twice this season”.
Paduretu (Haching): “Friedrichshafen is a very professional team. It is the best club in Germany and one of the best in Europe.”
Buijs (Schwerin): “Vilsbiburg is primarily in defense a very strong team, which also has a lot of power on diagonal position. Since their playing this season is very stable, they are rightly on the first place in Bundesliga.“
Gallardo (Vilsbiburg): “Despite the young players, Schwerin is very good individually. Especially in the last matches they have shown a very consistent playing and therefore deserved the victory of 3:2.“
– What makes your own team?
Moculescu (Friedrichshafen): “We have played for three years and have not won the trophy yet. It is time that we take it home. My team has what is needed.”
Paduretu (Haching): “We are moving step by step upward.”
Buijs (Schwerin): “The mix of young and older players who like to play volleyball.”
Gallardo (Vilsbiburg): “Our team is united. Every individual cooperates with the other. Their strong team spirit is very important now.”
– Who will be the champion in 2012?
Moculescu (Friedrichshafen): “As in any final, chances are 50-50. There are two teams that meet on equal terms. The form of players that day will decide.”
Paduretu (Haching): “I also believe that everything depends on the daily form.”
Buijs (Schwerin): “I also would like to know. “
Gallardo (Vilsbiburg): “We have to wait until Sunday.”