Her first statement after gaining a lot of experience with Bergamo, is a simple and effective: “I bring the solution to win“
The living symbol of the Italian women’s volleyball changes teams after 13 years of victories in Bergamo (“They have always been good, even in the moment of farewell, when they explained their economic difficulties, there is great sincerity” explains Piccinini) and her arrival in Torino has not gone unnoticed.
Francesca had shining eyes during the presentation, the emotion was felt. “I’m glad to see so many people. It is not easy for me to make speak like this, I made only two in my life, in Bergamo and today” She said.
The president of Chieri Torino, Maurizio Magnabosco, greeted her by saying:”Having Francesca in the team is the dream of every fan. A dream is now reality.” Then ‘Picci’ said:”Thanks, I am proud to wear this shirt“.
“I’m in Torino because the company has done everything to bring me here. I am a patriot, I had already left Italy to go to Brazil when I was 18, it was a choice made with the heart. The club has believed in me, it was very simple.“
“The wooing of Francesca was long and difficult. It took a couple of months to convince her. It ‘was a very complex and very charming, it was a very hard negotiation” admits coach, Francois Salvagni. “From a champion like her there is so much to learn.“
The arrival of Piccinini is the icing on the cake for the volleyball market for Torino, completed by Martina Guiggi, Marta Bechis, and Imma Sirressi, who will sign. “I think we can do great things. I have so much enthusiasm, desire to establish myself again, I hope to convey a lot of experience on this young group, I hope I can give so much. From Bergamo I brought the solution to win! I was born with the pressure and the desire to achieve my objectives, which are usually very high and will remain so this year.” Piccinini said.
“In London we can do great things, I hope to win the last medal I am missing” she said regarding the Olympic Games.