Dore Della Lunga (Itas Diatec Trentino): “We have to be concentrated on this encounter. Piacenza’s current league position does not reflect the real level the team and individual players can play at. In the first meeting, we only won it at the tie-break. Besides, the recent change of coach could give them an extra spark. Players like Zlatanov, Nikolov and Papi are always capable of making it hard for the opponents. We have to forget they are third from bottom”.
Alessandra Fantoni (Team Manager Copra Elior Piacenza): “This will be a very difficult game, which comes at the end of yet another week of passion and pressure characterised by the painful resignation of coach Lorenzetti, but also by the arrival of Monti and Cleber although it’s difficult to know how much the latter will be able to be used, given that he only arrived on Thursday. But we’ll try to turn things around, put those episodes behind us and play again with positive energy”.