Poles finally defeated Slovenia in the European Championship match. The star of this national team commented on this meeting. The player pointed out the advantage of the White and Reds.
Polish volleyball players broke the curse of the Slovenian national team, which blocked the way for Poles to fight for the highest goals during the European Championships four times in a row – in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021. This year, Nikola Grbic’s players won 3:1 and reached the grand final of the European Championship.
The star of the Slovenian national team spoke out after the defeat against Poland
After the defeat, Klemen Cebulj, the biggest star of the Slovenian national team and a player of Asseco Resovia Rzeszów, was asked to comment for plusliga.pl. The host admitted that the Poles played fantastically in difficult moments.
– Calm and aggressive in counter-attacks, very good in serving. They played very well in blocking and defense on our high ball. They were simply better than us and congratulations for advancing to the final, he added.
Klemen Cebulj pointed to the decisive moment that resulted in the defeat
The Slovenians entered this match better, winning the first set and even leading 6-2 in the second, but they quickly gave up the initiative to their opponents. In addition, quarterback Gregor Ropret suffered an injury, which made the game even more difficult for Cebulj and his teammates.
– We started the second set well, we had a big advantage and we couldn’t keep it. For sure, Gregor Ropret’s injury made it very difficult for us. It was also difficult for Uros Planinsic to play calmly. It is what it is, Poland is playing for gold, we are only playing for bronze, he confessed.
Klemen Cebulj about the rivalry with Łukasz Kaczmarek
Finally, Klemen Cebulj spoke about the competition against his colleagues from Asseco Resovia and good friends from PlusLiga. The pictures were particularly eloquent when the Slovenian talked a lot with Łukasz Kaczmarek.
– I always have good contact with him. There was nothing wrong with those smiles, conversations or looks. We are in opposite teams, but it is always a sportsmanship and everything is fine – he concluded.
The match for third place will be played on Saturday at 17:30. The final, in which Poland will face Italy, is scheduled for 9:00 p.m.