- The Polish national team captain said that in Italy, unlike her country, she does not have to prove anything to people. Later she sang Doda song with other friends. The lyrics of this song were meaningful
- Volleyball players led by Nikola Grbic defeated Bulgaria and won their 19th match in a row. After the match, they commented on an article about themselves on social media
- As a rule, negative emotions interfere with accurate performance. But there is one exception – the sports psychologist explains to us. With this exception we may be dealing with our national volleyball teams. That’s why their focus on the enemy allows them to win
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-I have faced a lot of criticism over the past two months. I didn’t think anyone could be roasted like they did to me. In fact, I didn’t have enough time to get on the field and the hatred was already starting to show. I want to say that I can handle it because I know my worth and I know that I don’t deserve such criticism. I can handle it. On Tuesday my dog and I are going to Italy and I’m going back to a place where I don’t have to prove anything to anyone – said Joanna Volosz, captain of the Polish volleyball team, after the victory over the Italians (3:1), which allowed the Poles to advance to the Olympic Games in Paris.
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After several dozen minutes, Wołosz participated in the dance procession. Polish women’s representatives left the Atlas Arena in Lodz, singing the chorus of Duda’s song: “Don’t give up, people let them think what they want. Don’t give up, they will send you to hell. Don’t give up.” To top it off, it’s worth it to always be yourself.”
Meanwhile, Poland host Olivia Rozanski gave a post-match interview. When the journalist mentioned that the start of the tournament in Lodz was not very good for her, she said that she did not care about the opinion of others, and tried to focus on her game.
One gets the impression that the women’s team, which had the right to feel underestimated for years, was also pushed towards success by the presence of a common enemy and a common reaction to criticism, which occurred primarily after the unexpected 1-3 defeat to Thailand. .
This is how the volleyball players led by Nikola Grbic responded: “Incompetent.”
The men’s team operates in a different environment, it has been on top of the world for years, and now the Poles are at the top of the world rankings for a long time. By defeating Bulgaria 3-0 in the second match of the Olympic qualifiers held in China, coach Nikola Grbic’s players won their nineteenth match in a row, breaking the record of Raul Lozano’s team that had been standing for more than a dozen years.
After Sunday’s match against the Bulgarians, Polish national team striker, Łukasz Kaczmarek, made a post on Instagram in which he wrote briefly: “A bit of ineptitude today,” and soon several of his teammates, Aleksander Śliwka, Marcin Janusz and Tomasz Fornal, began sharing photos and adding the hashtag. #udolni.
It was about an article published after the previous match (3:2 win over Belgium, the mediocre Poles were a bit unlucky in the tie-break), the author of which wrote about the display of incompetence, lethargy and complacency. Grbic’s players, like volleyball players, seem united in the criticism directed at them. The only question is: how does something like this affect the team, also in the long term?
“It’s different with this one emotion.”
– In the short term, in times of crisis, having a common enemy is what unites us, especially in team sports. It works on the principle: “We have an enemy, so we need to gather forces and unleash our potential.” This is what one of the mechanisms looks like. The second issue is the emotional state. As a rule, negative emotions interfere with accurate performance. The exception is Rage, which allows you to generate greater power and mobilization. Therefore, combining one with the other gives an effect in the short term, but you must remember that such an attitude towards the enemy against which you are uniting consumes energy and therefore I do not think it will be effective in the long term – explains Dariusz Nowicki, psychologist, in an interview with Przegląd Sportowy Onet A tournament-class sport, which collaborates with, among other things, volleyball teams.
The greatest coaches in the world have sometimes emphasized that uniting a team around an enemy or unfair criticism can help the team achieve its goal. Rinus Michels, the architect of total football, the man who led the Dutch to second place in the 1974 World Championship and the 1988 European Championship, wrote that it is useful to have a common enemy, which could be, e.g. Or journalists, or one of them, or the Football Association in your country. Sometimes Jose Mourinho similarly motivated his players. Finally, a Polish example from football: a scene from the series “Niekołoni” showed that the players of the Polish national team, led by Jerzy Brzeczek, had a similar situation.
Like the Americans in Vietnam
Novicki adds that the common enemy and anger as an emotion that can give something positive in a crisis situation is a social phenomenon, strongly identified during the war conflict in Vietnam.
— To survive and mobilize for effective combat in the Vietnamese jungle, American soldiers turned to anger toward a common enemy. They belittled its value, calling it, for example, “egg yolk.” This helped them survive in difficult conditions and proved the effectiveness of this mechanism – concludes the psychologist.
source:Onet Sports Review
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