Italy Volleyball National Team might get a new member for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Gian Luca Pasini wrote in his blog that Jiří Kovář might return to Italy National Team after nearly five years.
The Czech-born player has been having many problems regarding his career since 2018 that included a doping affair and an injury and hasn’t been summoned to play for the his National Team since the 2014 FIVB World Championship. However, it seems that the head coach of Italy, Gianlorenzo Blengini, plans to call him for the preparations for the Tokyo Olympics next year. After all, Blengini is well-acquainted with the abilities of the 30-year-old outside hitter knowing that he worked with him in Cucine Lube Civitanova, for which Kovář is still playing, from 2015 to 2017.