I agree with you Kaziyski, I also read and heard that for Italy the 'teams to beat' where considered Russia and Poland among all, plus may be Bulgaria? (I don't remember the others beside Poland and Russia).
Ps I'm obviously glad Italy got the final also with the guys! But I'm obviously following the CL so I won't watch the match.
Nah Kk15, everyone has right to express opinion but I saw serdars post as trolling. Turkey was the only regional champion in Puchov's group, Slovakia was 5th (!!) in MEVZA and managed to lose against Croatia (we r mega poor) and Israel. Czechs were 2nd after Hungray trashed them in finals (same squads) etc. What to say more? I'm following younger competitions for a while and have contacts to check stuff about potential etc.
After watching yday's matches I can only say this is tragic ECH. Gameplay level is really low, all teams lacks stability and consistency despite they r young. To support this take a look on this link
With all respect to Czechs I cannot explain how Russia lost this match.