Revenge of the Potkes: “They told me I was terrible at blocks…”
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Marco Podrascanin he is not a player who particularly likes to talk about himself (“I don’t think I will write a book‘ he admits himself), but when he speaks he knows how to make his voice heard. It is the case his latest post on Instagramin which the centralIt’s Trentino pulls a nice big pebble out of his shoe after the conclusion of the regular season best builder in the league with 53 winning blocks.
“A few years ago – think of the “Potke” – Even though I had a great season after having my Achilles surgery, my team manager said the club needed someone younger and I was bad at blocking, which is the most important foundation for us centre-backs . That was definitely a blow to my ego and self-esteem at the time“. The reference, clearly, though never explicitly, is to Vital Heynenwho trained at Podrascanin in his last season Perugia (2019-2020).
The Serbia centre-back shares his reaction to the coach’s words: “I spoke to people who were close to me, I had an extra motivation to work and I tried to show who I am every day, in training and in games. Shortly thereafter, I was recognized as the best central defender at the VNL in Rimini, at the European Championships in Poland, at the Club World Cup in Brazil and now, at almost 36, also at the Italian championship. This is further proof that you should always believe in yourself and your abilities no matter what others say to belittle your efforts and work“.
“Even if you’re having a bad day, bad game, injury or surgery – excludes podrascanin – Family and true friends will always be there to give you strength, support, love and energy to continue your journey and achieve your dreams“. The post was greeted by a veritable avalanche of positive comments from friends and colleagues, from compatriots Atanasijevic, Kovatsevich, Petrik And Lisanac To Ricardo Lucarelli And Trevor Clevenotalso past Colaci, Rapha, Zimmermann, Russo, Cortesia, Mozic, Asparuhov, Vuchkova, Vasileva and Rasic.
(Source: Instagram Marko Podrascanin)