We really hope he’s going to come back!
Despite all the drama and the troubles he faced and still facing involving the Bulgarian Volleyball Federation, Matey Kaziyski has NOT completely shut the possibility on rejoining the National Team next year.
In an interview released by Plusliga.pl, Matey talks about his future:
For the first time in many years you have not played in the summer in the frame. What impact has this break your instruction?
“First of all, physically rested. I can not remember the last time I had such a comfort for my club and it certainly felt a difference. I took part in the full cycle of pre-season games and started to fatigue without any baggage. The difference is huge, believe me”.
It’s all the fuss with the Bulgarian staff is not reflected on your psyche?
“Initially, this situation put very negative impression on me, I felt bad, but now it is already behind us.
It’s been a few months, now what do you feel – anger, grief, disappointment?
“First of all disappointment. Everything that I said then was true. And I’m sorry that no one in the federation, or our country taken this seriously, absolutely nothing has changed. This is the most frustrating. Normally, if these things flow out to the public, do not remain unnoticed. In no other country of the person to act as the Bulgarian federation activists. Here everything has been swept under the carpet. This is the Bulgarian reality and I’m sorry about that”.
You are strongly supported of the fans. A newspaper? Media help you?
“Fans supported me from the beginning, because they are good observers and fully understand what is happening. Even more strange is that with such a strong reaction of the fans who have continued their protest as the World League final in Sofia, one did not take a deeper this topic. Maybe if more pressed newspaper. Meanwhile, the media are divided – some supported the process of change, others were against it. The truth is that none of the prominent activists who could have a real impact on me, did not support the change. Cause and what, if the benefit of the current situation. I was hoping for the intervention of politicians, because I think that this issue should be resolved through government”.
Maybe if all other players with you opened out of the game in the frame, including all the activists would open their eyes?
“I do not think so. I really did not want to do. It was a very special moment for the national team, we won the Olympic promotion and resignation could completely destroy it, as hard earned. Staff could spill, and for those young boys would be a tragedy and certainly it would not be such a great performance at the Olympic Games – because I think that my colleagues presented in London great. I’ve got a position there, I play in a good club, I could afford it. It is a pity that it could not sacrifice anything”.
Coach of the national team have be changed. Have you spoken with Camillo Placi already?
“Yes, but only in a social setting. We know each other very long, because for many years we worked together, and we’re still friends. But if you want to ask if I return to the team, now I do not reply, it’s too early”.
And would you go back?
“I’d love to. Even though you can not imagine how difficult it was to me withdrawals of the decision to leave just before the Olympic Games. Everyone dreams of Olympic volleyball medal. But I hope to make a difference. Illusory. My return to the team would have to be associated with considerable changes in the Bulgarian federation”.
He’s absolutely right on the changes that the Federation needs to take. It’s been a roller coaster for Matey, Coach Rado and the Bulgarian Federation!
With the new year around the corner, we hope they can all leave the drama behind and start FRESH.
In the meantime, Matey and his Italian club team Trentino are very busy preparing for the Coppa Italia and for the Champions League Round of 12.