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discrimination because he is Italian, from the reserve to the national championship – OA Sport

The story of Yuri Romanò is an indication of how brief-sighted coaches and managers of Italian volleyball golf equipment can typically be. (however the phrase will also be prolonged to soccer and basketball). For the previous 20 years, foreigners have loved a greater method. We do not perceive why. If the foreigner is greater than the Italian, then he performs, God forbid: the groups spend hundreds of thousands of euros and should make the greatest formations to attempt to win. The language adjustments so usually, that is when lesser visitors unfairly take the place of our home skills..

Let’s begin with an thought: sadly nearly nobody cares about the national crew and the love of the nation. We are usually not in a superb world, right here it is solely enterprise and revenue, to be had at any value. To be clear, with uncommon exceptions, you’ll not discover a president or a supervisor who can confidently level to the Italians “the better of the national crew”. We open our eyes and check out to push the goals away from our minds. So the query to ask is this: with the identical worth between Italians and foreigners, why is our buddy being discriminated in opposition to? Maybe because a extra unique passport imposes extra safety? We’ve been searching for a solution for years, however we won’t discover it.

Let’s return to Yuri Romanò. At the age of 25, he already gained the European and World championships, he entered historical past. He can depart tomorrow and his title won’t ever be forgotten. At his age he appears like an previous soccer participant, with historical past behind him. On the opposite this man has by no means performed as a starter in the Superlega, or Serie A of Italian volleyball! In truth, till the 2020-2021 season he performed in A2 in Siena! However, in the final season, coach Ferdinando De Giorgi (possibly because he actually believed, or because there have been no different choices…) gave him confidence, inviting him to see the continent once more. Do you bear in mind the way it ended? Yuri Romanò changed Giulio Pinali in the fourth set of the ultimate in opposition to Slovenia: together with his left hand he made a giant distinction in the match that modified the Azzurri. That night Brianza’s assault was 90% sturdy…

However, even this was not sufficient for him to be accepted as a pacesetter in the membership crew. It was Milan who purchased him from the Superlega, however to fill the function of Frenchman Jean Patry, who was shut to his age. The international Olympic competitors in opposition to the Italian European champion from A2: who do you assume performed the entire season? Are we positive the transalpine was actually superior to the blue? The World Cup, the ultimate and the quarter-ultimate between Italy and France, gave us a really totally different reply… Some optimists would argue that Romanò, final October, was not at the degree of Patry and one 12 months in the Super. The League has efficiently matured: no extra lies! Being on the bench is not maturity, information is gained by being on the subject, and all the errors that comply with.

The reality is that the System (on objective with a capital S) ignored Yuri Romanò for the first a part of his profession, forcing him to research for a very long time in the backside listing: who is aware of, if he had been referred to as Romanovic, Romarinho or Romanchuk, possibly somebody would have seen already about him and now he has been holding the Superlega for five years.

Finally, the season that is about to start. blue will begin in the prime Italian tour with the jersey of Piacenza, an formidable crew that doesn’t disguise vital ambitions, even competitors. It’s higher late than by no means. But there is little to be joyful about, why? instances like Romanò’s have been taking place for years in volleyball, basketball and soccer: they’re hated because they’re Italian.. However, historical past teaches and doesn’t lie: if we’re the present nation that has gained many world titles, then we’re the greatest in volleyball, it is a part of our DNA. Even the nice success in the youth groups is not nicely appreciated: out of 10 gamers, it is extra that 4 are in the Superlega. In addition to the myopia of the Italians, maybe we should always converse frankly about failure.

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