The Orestiada team continues its strong tests ahead of the start of the Volley league championship in its maiden participation, and after the 2-2 set draw, it also suffered a 1-3 defeat (25-16, 22-25, 19-25 , 12-25) from the team of Dupnitsa. And in this match, the coach of Athlos, Atanas Petrov, kept Algul on the bench, while he again tested faces and formations from which he drew valuable conclusions for the future.
Mr. Petrov’s athletes, who are gradually trying to find their “steps” on the field and “bond” as a whole, did not last long in their performance. While as stated by the leader of the team, Dimitris Rizopoulos:
“They were our first friendly games and we are still in the preparation stage. We work a lot of hours on the field, so it is reasonable that there is fatigue and that our legs are not yet ready to the degree and condition that we want. However, these strong tests will help us to improve our game, to see our mistakes, to “bond” as a team and to be able to present ourselves fully prepared for the official competitive duties of the year”.
Next week Orestiada’s new team plans to travel to Bulgaria to play two more strong friendlies against VK Beroe Stara Zagora and mighty Bulgarian League, Cup and Super Cup finalists Neftochimik Burgas, who are at the helm of another favourite. face in Orestiada, the former AOO athlete and coach and former Bulgarian national coach, Niki Zeliaskov.
source: on sports