The 19 year old talent from Pavia: «PalaBasletta on fire but we have to get used to it. Now we have to beat San Miniato “
“We have to redeem the defeat in the derby against Vigevano, beating San Miniato would be the best way to do it.” Andrea Calzavara, 19 year old enfant prodige of Riso Scotti Pavia, has clear ideas about Sunday’s match at PalaRavizza (ball at two at 18). Calzavara was Pavia’s best in the derby badly lost at PalaBasletta, despite his young age. “Maybe we didn’t get to the match in Vigevano with the right mind – explains the play-guard from Varese – to play with that audience and in that atmosphere it wasn’t easy and we weren’t ready, so we paid”.
However, one must always learn something from defeats. «We were beaten by a team that was level on points with us at the top of the standings – observes Calzavara – we must understand that important matches must be played with a different mentality. Continuing the journey we will always have to face strong teams, up to the playoffs when that kind of challenges will be on the agenda. There is time to improve, we are only on the seventh day and on Sunday the match against San Miniato will be the first test. I’m sure we will react in the right way “
. Calzavara was on his debut in the derby, after a hesitant start he responded well. “It was the first time that I happened to play in such a bedlam – he confesses – No it was easy at the beginning to play feeling Procacci or Rossi’s hands on him, who worked hard and a little dirty, but there is a derby and also helps me grow in directing. San Miniato? We can no longer have mental holes as happened in Vigevano. It’s a good team, but for us, winning is essential for the standings. We started the week full of energy, after the speech that the club gave us ».
The Hyc initiative
The Here You Can meanwhile for Sunday launches the initiative «Let’s fill the Pala Treves» with the support of Here You Can »: every athlete of the company of the president Paola Di Bella for the match against San Miniato will be able to bring two companions; among all the athletes of the Pavia club, a team garment will be selected. –