The Cuban outside hitter, whose debut for Poland is expected in 2019 when a two-year period after changing the sports nationality will be over, will likely be the part of the national team already this summer. For now, only as an observer of the work which new Poland head coach Vital Heynen will impose.
“I’m in constant contact with León. We talk and we have a great relationship. He gives me very good and clever ideas. I am sure that he will appear in Spała (training center of Poland). I told him that, if he wants, he can train with us. It depends on him. But he will definitely come to a training camp and will be here for the Nations League. This will allow us to think of him as a member of the team,” Heynen said in an interview for Polsat Sport.
“From a sporting point of view, my job is to make every volleyball player better. If it works, the whole team will be better. I will not focus all my work with the team on Leon, who will join us next year. No. I want every volleyball player to be better and this will create a better team, regardless of who will be on the floor at the moment,” the Belgian expert explained that, no matter how great player he is, León will not have the special status in the team while he is at its helm.