The national men’s volleyball team lost to world champion Italy with 1:3 (25:23, 21:25, 21:25, 24:26) at the friendly DHL Test tournament played in Cavalese and came second.
“It’s always an honor to play for the national team, the important thing is to always give 100%, the team responded great, the game point for point is good for us, there are a few absences at the moment but we had a great competition. We are a top level national team with many young players who can do well. We are a group made up of people who can fight for a place until the end, and that can only benefit the national team and Italy. It will be a long and busy summer, good thing there are many of us, we will all be needed. It’s important to always be prepared. In today’s race we tried to make some choices, with Davide Gardini coming in we did some blocking tests and some things went well together. It was very nice to win against an excellent team like Bulgaria”, said the central blocker Lorenzo Cortezia.
Bulgaria fought, but only took a game of the world champions from Italy