Team Italy will compete at EuroVolley 2019 after an already very busy season, including the Olympic qualifying tournament in Bari (9-11 August). However, a European Championship always has a special value, for the prestige of the participating teams and consequently of the whole event as well. Italy, which has a truly impressive record in this competition, with six titles (1989, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2005), four silver medals and three bronzes to their name, will surely have the intention to leave their mark on the competition once more.
Ivan Zaytsev, team captain
“The European Championship is a tournament that we care a lot about, also because historically Italy has always done well and therefore we want to continue with this trend. The current season sees us involved in many important events; we will have to remain focused in order to be always ready to perform to the best of our abilities. However, the group is united and pursuing the same goal, so we have to be confident.”
“We are facing a very intense and busy season, and at this time our attention is focused on the Olympic qualifying tournament. From August 12, however, we will be focused solely on the most important continental competition and we will do everything to be as ready as possible.”
Head Coach of Team Italy