Trento, 08 May 2019
Cebulj: “I couldn’t say no to Trentino Volley, it’s an honor to play for this club”
The first interview as a Trentino Volley’s player for Klemen Cebulj, new spiker officialized today.
Welcome Klemen, why did you choose Trento?
“I have always had great regard for Trento, as a marketplace and as a Society, and Lorenzetti is an added value because I heard good things about him; I’m sure he can make me grow even in those fundamentals that are not my thing, such as reception and defense. Receiving the call from this Club was an honor for me: I didn’t have any reason to refuse. The competition doesn’t scare me, it will help me improving and becoming even more determined. During the next season we will also play in the Champions League and we will work every day to give our best. I will offer dedication and professionalism to Trentino Volley”.
You’ve played in China for a season, how was this experience for you?
“Peculiar for sure. The very first months of acclimatization have been very tough and difficult because I struggled to understand the mentality of the team and my teammates, later everything went better but objectively it wasn’t the place where I would have wanted to stay for a long time, also because the trainings weren’t very efficient. Anyway I am satisfied because in the end I won the Scudetto with Shanghai and it will remain a positive experience also thanks to this”.
Were you able to talk with someone from Trento?
“In the National team with Jan Kozamernik and Tine Urnaut but also with ex teammates like Jenia Grebennikov, Davide Candellaro, Osmany Juantorena and Tsvetan Sokolov. Everybody always told me that it’s the ideal environment to play volleyball and I don’t have any reason to doubt it. The results obtained in the recent past clearly show it. I heard very good things about Angelo Lorenzetti, a coach that, beyond the technique, I am sure can transmit important values and the right determination to deal with this experience in the best way possible”.
What’s your plan for this summer?
“I will arrive in Trento only in October because I will be busy for a long time with the Slovenian National team. In the next months we will in fact compete for the qualifying tournament at the Volleyball Nations League 2019, for the Olympic games of 2020 and for the European. There will be many matches to play but I will have the advantage of beginning the season with Trentino Volley with an already good physical condition”.
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