Rome, Italy’s female coach Davide Mazzanti has ruled out a quick return to action for him and his players who are currently locked out at home due to the coronavirus outbreak. Italy to be favorites to win a medal at Tokyo FIVB Olympic Nations and Volleyball League after winning silver at FIVB Japan 2018 Women’s Volleyball World Championship and bronze at European Championship CEV 2019.
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Right now, we have to take the essential time, then when the right time comes, we will reawaken the Tokyo Olympic flame, Mazzanti told Italian sports daily La Gazzetta Dello Sport. “The world should stop for as long as it takes. I do not know how long it will take, but until the danger has passed and we cannot resume a normal life, there is no point in making plans.
With the struggle suspended, the 43-year-old continues to work hard and analyze future adversaries and work online with his team of coaches. Italy was placed in Pool B at the Tokyo Olympic and will face China, Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic champion, who also won bronze at the 2018 FIVB Japan Volleyball World Championship and the League of Nations. 2018 and 2019 FIVB volleyball.
They also face the Rio 2016 bronze medalists in the United States, who won the VNL in 2018 and 2019, and Turkey, who won silver in the VNL 2018 and the 2019 CEV European Championship. Russia and ‘Argentina complete the group of six teams.
If Italy does not play a match this year, it will be the first time since 1947 that the women’s team has spent the year without playing a match. Nevertheless, Mazzanti is convinced that even a year off will benefit his young accusations.
They also have a good harvest ahead, the players who won silver at the FIVB Volleyball U20 Women’s World Championship in Mexico 2019 and the FIVB Volleyball U18 Women’s World Championship Egypt 2019. For a young squad like Italy, it will be another year of skill and we will see what happens. We will not know anything before getting out of this situation. There are other international tournaments that we are going to play but at the moment we don’t know when we can organize them.