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SUPERCOPPA 2017 M: Bernardi – “This trophy makes us very proud”; Medei – “We must quickly improve our shape”

by WoV
source: sirsafetyperugia.it, lubevolley.it; Photo: ivolleymagazine.it

Lorenzo Bernardi, the coach of Sir Safety Conad Perugia, was aware of how big result his team has achieved by winning the 2017 Italian men’s volleyball Supercup over Serie A1 titleholders Cucine Lube Civitanova. It was the club’s first-ever title in any tournament.




“I am very happy for the team, for our fans and above all, I say it from the bottom of my heart, for the players. And I am happy because they have the joy of winning that is unique. The character of the team? When we trailed 19-15 in the fourth set, I saw in the eyes of my players – they thought the set was not over. I saw the impression that, from the point of view of the mentality, is a great reward for a coach. This trophy makes us very proud because the first time you never forget and this Supercup has proven to be a tournament of a high level with two days of great volleyball. And honestly, I did not expect it to be like this, at such a high level, already at the beginning of the season,” Bernardi said.

“Once again we did not start the match well and this is an aspect to analyze and to improve soon. Perugia created many difficulties and we have always tried to react. What I liked: we were close to reaching the fifth set against a team that played better than us and deserved to win the Supercup. Kovář? He was sidelined for a small muscle problem and I didn’t want to risk it. And anyway, I was going to use Sander. We came to this tournament with the will to win, now we want to work to get very quickly to the top of our shape: we are a strong team and we showed that in the finals despite being aware of the value of the rivals,” Giampaolo Medei, the coach of Lube, explained the reasons for losing to Perugia and his choice of the players for the lineup.


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