Raul Lozano: Let our victory in the Golden Euroleague give Ukrainian fighters inspiration in the fight against the Russian aggressor

Raul Lozano: Let our victory in the Golden Euroleague give Ukrainian fighters inspiration in the fight against the Russian aggressor

The Argentine coach also dedicated the triumph of the Ukrainian team to people affected by the war with Russia

Men’s head coach Ukrainian national volleyball team Raul Lozano after the victory of his players in Golden Euroleague 2024 gave a powerful speech.

“The team, our coaching staff and I personally dedicate this victory to those people who lost their homes, families, and children during the war with Russia. I hope we gave these people a ray of light and joy. I also hope that our successful performance morally helped the soldiers defending Ukrainian soil on the front line. They say that there are enough people there who once played volleyball themselves, are interested in it and were able to watch our matches or at least find out the results. Let our victory give inspiration to the soldiers in the fight against the Russian aggressor. We understand that we can represent Ukraine only thanks to them.”

Let us remind you that yesterday the blue-yellows won the Euroleague Gold for the second time in their history, having won a strong-willed victory over Croatia in the final (3:1).

The Ukrainian team played in the final for the second time in a row and for the fourth time in history. The blue-and-yellows excelled in 2017, but lost to Turkey in 2021 and 2023.

Let us remind you that Raul Lozano became the new head coach of the Ukrainian men’s volleyball team in April. The 67-year-old Argentinean replaced Ugis Krastins, who led the Ukrainian national team since 2017, in this post.

Thanks to reaching the finals of the Golden Euroleague, Ukraine received a ticket to the 2024 Candidates’ Cup for the right to play in the League of Nations. The rivals of Raul Lozano’s team will be the Chilean national team.

Source: Sportarena

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