“What does this Champions League poster signify towards the Italians of Lube Civitanova and Barthélémy Chinenyeze, this Wednesday night?
La Lube is a worldwide model with (Gianlorenzo) Blengini, a terrific coach who was on the head of the Italian group. It is nice to have the ability to face them now within the Champions League after final 12 months after we reached the ultimate of the CEV (C2). It’s a duty and an honor in view of the historical past of the Excursions membership. For me, it is also a terrific satisfaction to play C1 as a result of in historical past solely 4 or 5 Brazilian coaches have had this opportunity earlier than me.
Excursions is made to play Europe. We began properly however the sport tonight (Wednesday) appears to be like tough. The Italians, like us, have harm considerations, however additionally they have younger gamers in key positions, with the load of the jersey. This doesn’t stop them from being hyper aggressive below the baton of a unprecedented maestro, the Argentinian passer De Cecco.
What are your goals on this C1?
Zeljko Coric, our captain, summarized it final week: we now have to go to the second spherical to no less than swap to the CEV Cup. There are quite a lot of stunning outcomes proper now in Europe. I believe it’s linked to the truth that the internationals returned late and uninterested in the World Cup within the huge golf equipment. For me, we now have to rethink the worldwide calendar, which may be very tiring for one of the best. Our purpose is clearly to attract inspiration from what we achieved final 12 months and from the historical past of TVB.
How do you clarify that final season scored a lot in Excursions when, regardless of three finals, you did not win something? ?
This pleasantly surprises me, it motivates me and provides me quite a lot of duty. We should not neglect, slightly parenthesis, that we had been however winners of the Coupe de France towards Chaumont for 3 minutes and I nonetheless can not perceive the arbitration choice which reversed that. Let’s transfer on. I’m not a magician. I’m not on the sector rather than the gamers and I don’t management the efficiency of our opponents. Monza within the closing of the CEV, after a sophisticated season, was stronger than us… We then arrived slightly boring on the finish of the Championship towards Montpellier. We misplaced all the pieces however I stay happy with the course and sad with the result. It simply makes me need to hold working.
“I need to do properly over time. All the pieces stays to be performed as a result of we now have no room for error in Excursions”
You will have prolonged a long-term lease with the TVB till 2026. Why ?
This represents the truth that I shortly built-in into this membership, which I’ve revered since my arrival in France, in Tourcoing (from 2004 to 2009). And I am delighted to proceed right here after having traveled in all places, in Russia, Italy, Poland, Brazil… I am very connected to French life, I love your tradition and French volleyball. I need to do properly over time. All the pieces stays to be performed as a result of there is no such thing as a room for error in Excursions (small smile). Our begin to the season has thus proved to be very troublesome with the absence of many gamers, the accidents of some and others which prevented us from enjoying pleasant matches. We had been anxious and below stress. and immediately the group started to search out options. On this case, the load of the jersey spoke positively and we gained respect. I’ve the notion that our work may be very appropriate at this time.
You will have a wealthy, virtually full squad with 13 gamers. Is it easy, each day, to handle?
No. As a result of the key purpose of a high participant is to play. There are seven of them on the pitch, counting the Libero. And the others do not play. In coaching, I do not work with an ordinary group, I ensure that everybody performs with everybody. Throughout matches, we now have a system. I perceive that it could typically be tough for some gamers who play little for the time being. However we discovered a sure stability after a sophisticated begin and now we now have to keep up it. However for instance, the entry of Peter (Derouillon) and Gary (Chauvinist) tipped the tip of the second set towards Paris (3-0) within the Championship, whereas Ademar made some good service passes. It is good that even those that do not begin are in a position to assist and get in. All of us want and can want them. For me, volleyball stays essentially the most collective sport that exists. »