Maltese waterpolo is coming from a very encouraging week in the LEN Challenger Cup as the men’s national team selection, which competed under the name of Valletta, reached the quarter-finals of the continental competition while Sirens ASC women bagged two wins in the tournament played in Bourgas, Bulgaria.
Times of Malta sports editor Valhmor Camilleri sat down with men’s national coach Milan Cirovic and Aurelien Cousin, the Sirens ASC head coach and the women’s national team coach in the first edition of SportsDesk Focus to analyse the performances of both selections.
Cirovic hailed the progress made by his young selection which saw them bag victories against very strong opposition in the form of Turkish giants Enka who had on their books Olympic gold medallist Paulo Obradovic, of Croatia.
On the other hand, Cousin said that Sirens ASC’s participation in the LEN Challenger Cup was a ery important experience for his players in their development process and said that playing against foreign opposition was crucial to increase the level of competition of Maltese women’s waterpolo.
Cousin said that it was important that more clubs embarked on this challenge in the future so that Maltese waterpolo can close the gap with their fellow European counterparts so that the national team can finally emulate their male counterparts and qualify for the continental finals.
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