Jesus Herrera: “great to win in front of our fans”

The Block Devils are immediately at work in view of the return leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against Berlin Recycling Volleys on Wednesday evening.
Andrea Anastasi and his boys, in the aftermath of the beautiful and convincing victory against Cucine Lube Civitanova on the last day of the Superlega regular season, will meet this afternoon at the PalaBarton for a session of physical and technical work. The international stage returns the day after tomorrow, the black and whites have the opportunity to access the semi-final of the top continental competition reserved for clubs and the technical staff does not want to leave anything to chance.
Obviously high morale and son of last night’s success against the reigning Italian champions Lube.
Success at the end of a match really well played by Sir Safety Susa Perugia in a packed and festive arena.
Success that also bears the signature of Mvp Jesus Herrera:
“It was great to win yesterday in front of a big crowd. I’m proud to be part of a team like Perugia and I’m happy with yesterday’s victory which was very important. We ended the regular season without defeat and we hope to continue like this. My proof? Every time I touched the ball it was fine, it was fantastic.”
The Block Devils therefore closed the regular season with 22 wins out of 22 games, a feat never achieved by any team in the three-point era and equaling after more than 40 years, the record of RobediKappa Torino in the 1980-1981 season.
“In 1980-81 I played in Modena and I perfectly remember the great Turin of prof. Silvano Prandi who for me is an icon as a coach”, says Andrea Anastasi. “The fact of equaling his record fills me with happiness because he is a coach I respect so much. For this reason I say that this record is beautiful, then for the rest we all know perfectly well that what has been done so far is not enough and that we will have to play hard in the next races”.
Anastasi has had important answers from his players and, staying in the Superlega, he is projecting himself on the quarter-final series that will see Perugia face Milan.
“I’m happy because the boys are all responding well. Yesterday I changed some of the players again, those who entered were fresh and it showed. We are prepared, aware that it will be a very difficult playoff and that they will all be important matches from a mental point of view. We’ll have Milan in the quarter-finals and when I face Roberto Piazza’s teams I’m always very cautious because he’s a great coach, very experienced and who knows how to move his team”.