Face to face with Jakob Thelle

The reincarnation of Thor, god of thunder, lives in Hawaii and is about to move to Civitanova. His most authentic love at first sight dates back to 2016… for Lube it was love at first sight watching the CEV Champions League matches. The Norwegian setter Jakob Thelle, who has just signed a three-year in red and white jersey and from the 2023/24 season will support Luciano De Cecco in the set-up department of the cooks, presents himself with a brief question and answer. Its imminent arrival in the Marches is already making noise, both in the Scandinavian countries and in the United States.

You said you love Italy and our volleyball stimulates you.

Thelle: “I come from Tonsberg, the land of the Vikings! Italy is my favorite country in Europe together with my Norway. I keep beautiful memories of a trip to Rome. Furthermore, the Credem Banca SuperLega is the best championship in the Old Continent and brings together the strongest athletes from all over the world. I am really grateful to Lube for the opportunity to play in red and white, being able to play in the top flight with and against the best.”

Are you ready for such a challenging new test bench?

“Those who love volleyball love the Italian league. It’s on a higher level than the States. Every game is a battle and I’m ready for the challenge.”

Did you already have a soft spot for Cucine Lube Civitanova?

“La Lube is one of the most prestigious companies. In my case, love at first sight dates back to the 2016 Champions League Final Four. From that moment I started following the team’s exploits and fantasizing about my future, hoping to wear that shirt. A dream about to come true! The organization of the Club reflects its professionalism. The charm and culture of excellence on and off the field, thanks to the leaders and all members of society, entice you to be part of it. I feel like I’m joining a united family, I’m happy. In terms of fame, I know all the red and white players and in 2022 I faced Alex Nikolov in the States in the NCAA Final ”.

Do you have an idol or an athlete who inspires you?

“Actually, it wasn’t one athlete who inspired me, but three world-famous athletes all linked to the Lube shirt: Micah Christenson, Bruno Mossa De Rezende and, currently, Luciano De Cecco”.