Following a historic achievement, waterpolo coach Karl Izzo said that the future is bright for the local athletes in the sport.
A fourth session win gave the Maltese national waterpolo team a 13-9 win over Slovenia as they book a place in the final for 13th place in the European Championships.
This was the first win during regular time for Malta and it will ensure the best ever held position by a local team in the competition.
Malta’s best ever standing was in 15th place, but this win seals at least the 14th place. The impressive plays prompted coach Izzo to point out how ‘tough’ the Maltese team was.
‘The future is bright, lots of room for improvement to reach certain levels, and this can be done with harder training and a more professional approach to such important competitions.’
‘I firmly believe that if we had more time to prepare and managed some top quality tournaments and games prior to the competition , the results would have been also much better.’
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He went on to thank all the players, supporters and anyone who had in any way shown some support to the team as the local team continues to push the Maltese frontier in yet another sport worldwide.