4 March 2021

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Heynen presented in Perugia: “Only 2 yellow cards in 11 games… I’m getting old”

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The fans of Italian Volleyball Championship runners-up Sir Safety Conad Perugia finally had a chance to see the new head coach Vital Heynen in their home, Perugia’s PalaBarton.
Only three days prior to the Italian Championship start, on which his team will play vs. Top Volley Latina, Vital Heynen has finally arrived in Italy and was officially presented as a head coach at the press conference at the PalaBarton hall. The Belgian coach said that he met players which he will guide throughout the season and talked to De Cecco and Lanza. He explained how important León will be for the play of Perugia, of course, when you have Heynen as a speaker, you can always expect some anecdote or a joke.

Being a coach in Italy is much more than exciting. I am sure that today, the Italian Superlega is the strongest in the world. I will have to find my place in it. I call myself an intruder who comes from Belgium and maybe I will have some adaptation problems at the beginning. But today I feel calm, I wait for the games to get me excited. The real problem is that in the World Cup, I had 11 games and got only two yellow cards. It means that I’m getting old,” Heynen said.

Source and photo: sirsafetyperugia.it

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