This morning, in the PalaPanini press room, coach Francesco Petrella and middle blocker Anton Brehme spoke about the match won in Cisterna and the next match scheduled for Saturday away to Taranto.

“In Cisterna – explains Petrella – the points up for grabs were very important and it’s nice to have won three in terms of morale and standings. At the moment our objective is to stay inside the playoff grid with a view to the Italian Cup and therefore we want to get as many points as possible from here on. Let’s think about the single match, at the end of the first round there are four complicated matches left but we are focused only and exclusively on the match against Taranto. They are an opponent fighting for survival, they have done well even against strong teams like Civitanova and Trento, we must be aware of all this and find the right key to bring home a positive result. Despite the lost sets, they know how to stay in the game, they have some fearsome players and therefore we will have to be good at knowing how to resist when they push to serve and attack and hit when the ball is on our side of the net. From a physical point of view we are better and we are making the most of the help of Pesaresi and Sabbi in training.Sapozhkov? It’s a situation that needs to be monitored day after day, we need to manage it in the best possible way.”

“We are very happy – continues Brehme -, it was the first match in which everything went well from serve to reception and it means that we are doing an excellent job. We want to continue like this, starting from the next match. Italian Cup It will definitely be difficult, but by continuing with enthusiasm in our daily work we can do well and reach our goal. Personally, I feel very comfortable in Modena, I’m happy to be here and with Bruno we are working as hard as we can to have an ever better understanding. It’s nice and It’s important to play in the Italian championship and at the PalaPanini in front of a wonderful audience, I try to learn and grow in every match.”