Thursday, 2 July 2020
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Poland under pressure

Germany's coach Raúl Lozano celebrates his team's win with captain Georg Grozer

Germany will be looking to add to their opening 3-1 FIVB World League victory over  Poland in Stuttgart, Germany on Sunday at 3pm.

German diagonal Georg Grozer was unstoppable in the opening encounter but the 25-year-old hopes to improve his efforts in the second match. “I am immensely satisfied. The beginning was phenomenal and we had great fun to play in front of so many spectators. We were a bit nervous in the beginning, but Raúl Lozano told us there is no need to doubt ourselves. Our team connected really well."

Poland, who missed three players (Pawel Zagumny, Daniel Plinski and Mariusz Wlazly), could not match the German pressure. Coach Daniel Castellani agreed, saying: "Germany played a very good match. It was hard for us to gain control in the game because Germany was playing with a good rhythm and a lot of pressure.”

Germany’s captain Björn Andrae added: “All the players in our starting six never played in the World League before. We played very aggressive and our performance was impressive. The first match in the World League is like your first day at school, your first girlfriend or your first baby.”


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