“We had to win it, it’s great to play those games, but the defeat in the league in Monza had put some pressure on us – said setter Mikko Esko about the cup quarter-final.
“We were extremely focused and keen to make it to Rome. Now I can admit that my father had already booked his ticket to watch the Final Four in Rome before we even played the game: If we’d lost, I don’t know how I would have told him. On Sunday, we’re up against Piacenza, a team that improved a lot since we last met them. They have just beaten Macerata and are angry for points. We’ll need the same attitude and focus that we had against Monza” adds .