Another round, another test: tomorrow (Saturday 23 September, 4.30 pm), Belluno Volley returns to the Spes Arena for the second pre-season test. A test that will put the rhinos in front of the Volley Team Club San Donà. Back on the field, then. With some more certainty, after the 3-0 enriched by flashes of excellent volleyball against Povegliano. But with one Reyes less, following the ankle injury suffered by the Italian-Cuban spiker in his first outing of the season.
ADULT VOLLEYBALL – «Compared to last season – states the general director, Franco Da Re – it is a team that has more quality in its shots and manages situations better. And he puts into practice a slightly more “adult” volleyball, in the sense that he is not in a hurry: if the ball is good, he tries to close the action. If it is less good, you play it again until it is available again for a point attack.” The bar of difficulty rises, as does the value of the opponents: «We arrive at the appointment with a significant workload on our legs. Then we will “download” later, but in the meantime we must start transforming what we have tried in recent weeks into a game, as linear as possible. I already see a good amount of harmony among the boys.”
MORE ARROW – After the MRI on Friday 29th, Reyes’ recovery times will be clearer: «Now we have a gap in zone four, but we will fix it in some way – continues the general director -. In any case, I’m happy with how Gonzalo Martinez trains. Soon, he will become a player who will be able to propose himself for the first line and not just the second. I see him as very focused and on track: he is a sensational jumper, even if he needs to learn to refine his shot more and not just focus on strength. But he is demonstrating a truly noteworthy desire and intensity: he has questioned himself and, with his heart and intelligence, has already given important answers. Gonzalo is an extra arrow in the quiver.”
PIPE AND SERVICE – Da Re expects further steps forward from the group: «I would like to see the “pipe” played with more insistence, a shot that we lacked last season. And, furthermore, I am confident that we will see a growth in batting on the part of the collective: especially with the central defenders, who have trained excellently on this fundamental in recent days.”