The Polish national team will face the Italian national team in the final of the 2023 European Championships. Volleyball players Nicola Grbic and Ferdinando De Giorgi performed phenomenally throughout the tournament. As Andrea Anastasi, who worked in both teams, says, success is determined by small details.
The Polish national team is doing great in the 2023 season. After winning the Nations League gold, it has a chance to win the European Championship. The White and Reds will play in the final of this event for the second time in history. Fourteen years ago in Turkey they were unrivaled. Now the team that won the world championship from the Poles last year stands in their way.
Andrea Anastasi predicts the European Championship 2023 final
The match between Poland and Italy electrifies the entire volleyball world. Although the women’s qualifying tournaments for the Olympic Games began on Saturday, every volleyball fan will probably take a look at what will be happening in the Roman hall in their free time. Before the match, there is no shortage of speculation about the strengths and weaknesses of both teams. However, it can be concluded that neither team is weak.
Over decades of coaching, Andrea Anastasi had the opportunity to work with both the Italian and Polish national teams. In an interview with sportpiacenza.it, the former coach of Trefl Gdańsk and Projekt Warszawa was asked about his predictions before the match of teams he knows well. The Italian said that details would be key, as both teams were on the same level.
– I expect a tough match between two competitive teams that are currently competing in major events (each other), dating back to last year’s World Championships. It will be a good match, said Anastasi. – These are two similar teams, they play very technical volleyball and have important centers, they are well organized and have well-trained coaches. I expect a match that will be decided in details, such as the match against France, in which the Azzurri played brilliantly – added the current coach of Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza.
Poland will fight for the second European championship in history
The match for the gold of the 2023 European Championships Italy – Poland will take place on Saturday, September 16, at 9:00 p.m. Italia is the defending champion from two years ago. Earlier, France and Slovenia will fight for bronze in the tournament.