Zaksa want to get their revenge after losing away game with Knack ROESELARE
2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League - Men
Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Poland, December 2, 2013. Poland’s Zaksa KEDZIERZYN-KOZLE will try to seize the night on Wednesday as they host the current leaders of Pool G, Belgium’s Knack ROESELARE. Poland’s vice-champions want to get their revenge for the defeat they suffered some weeks ago in Belgium so as to make a step forward on their way to the Playoffs 12 of the 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – Men.
“We remember very well what we did in Roeselare, especially our mistakes, so that we won’t do the same as we play Knack at home” says the head coach of Zaksa, Sebastian Swiderski. “We need to improve our serve and also our defense system if we want to win this game here in Poland” he continues.
Zaksa has been going through ups and downs in the national league losing to Asseco Resovia RZESZOW but bouncing back last weekend with a 3:1 victory over Effector KIELCE.
Swiderski used these matches as an opportunity to test Canadian setter Dustin Schneider who has been replacing the injured Grzegorz Pilarz. Zaksa’s strength still remains with their young opposite player Grzegorz Bociek and with the middle-blocker trio composed by Marcin Mozdzonek, Jurii Gladyr and Lukasz Wisniewski. However, Zaksa will have to show a much better performance in the back line than they did in Belgium to stand a chance against Knack.
There is quite some optimism around Zaksa as setter Pawel Zagumny, opposite Michal Ruciak, and libero Piotr Gacek are all returning back in action after nursing their respective injuries.
About 2,000 fans shall come together at the Azoty sports hall on Wednesday to cheer on the home heroes while a group of Belgian supporters is also expected to travel to Poland together with Knack.