Dinamo MOSCOW opens playing Italy’s reigning champions PIACENZA
2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League - Women
Moscow, Russia, October 21, 2013. Dinamo MOSCOW will open their quest for European glory on Tuesday as they play Italy’s champions RebecchiNMeccanica PIACENZA for the first round of action in prelim Pool B of the 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – Women. Croatian opposite Sanja Popovic is one of the most valuable additions to the roster of Dinamo and she knows most of her opponents from Italy quite well.
“I have very good impressions from the first weeks I have spent here in Moscow. Even though I do not always get the chance to play I can also help the team in many other ways and especially in our training sessions” Popovic says. “You can always support your team also during time-outs by cheering up your mates and giving advice. So I am very happy and feel comfortable with my team. I think that the last game we played in the Russian league showed our attitude and spirit. We are ready for this match with PIACENZA. I used to play in Italy so I know some of their players quite well. They have a good team and most of their players are very experienced, so they are likely not to lose their focus and concentration. But we also have a great team. We will continue the hard work of the last days and prepare for this showdown by analyzing the Italians and their play” she concludes. “Everything will be fine, I am sure”.