Silvano Focarelli / TREVISO
54 points of difference trimmed to Austrians and Ferraresi is the booty that Nutribullet, in the pre-season, brings as a dowry towards the debut in the Super Cup on Friday in Naples.
The August basketball should be considered only for some indication that it can give. Only the official commitments will provide the first judgments. From what we have seen so far, it can be said that TvB is growing well: coach Menetti, with a heavier long package than in the past, is first of all giving it its own defensive identity (57.5 points conceded on average). And, in front, the offensive terminals are at least three: Bortolani, Dimsa and Sokolowski.
In Borgoricco, without Russell and Bortolani, Davide Casarin’s 16 points stood out: «We are trying to unite the team as much as possible – explains the 18-year-old son of art – in view of the great goals of the season, such as the Champions League. But first the Super Cup is waiting for us, so these two friendlies were very useful for amalgamating the group: Ferrara proved to be a tough and physical opponent, he gave them a good reason ». How is the spirit of this young Treviso Basket? “There is enthusiasm. We have a lot of energy and we hope to go on in this way ».
Coach Francesco Tabellini, Menetti’s deputy, also asserts that Monday evening was a useful match in order to refine the preparation: «It is never easy to face an A2 team equipped like Ferrara. And we saw it in the first half, in the second half we were good at routing the game where we wanted. With two wards less we were a bit short but it was an opportunity to see a couple of boys from the youth sector on the pitch, Poser and Faggian, who have been training with the team for some time ».
Two friendlies, however, seem few. «These matches serve to build our game system and create a winning mentality. From Friday we will play with something up for grabs but the approach will not be so different ». Where do you need to improve? «We needed to be a little more present on loose balls and rebounds: I believe that especially in the second half the boys have shown that they understand the importance of these aspects of the game. But we also know that this attitude will need to be improved race after race ». –