Pasini's altitude in two of his recent posts are really disappointing.
"Paola has stopped growing, while the competition (and the opposing walls/defenses) have grown. Today's Paola doesn't hit with the same incisiveness of 3 years, and the same could be said about her for defense. It is clear that most of the fans do not understand this."
I think that this is absolutely true. Paola is my favourite player but not only she stopped growing but also became worst. She has a strange development. Her best form was in 2019 2021 when she was in Imoco. After that she was awful in the Olympics ( I heard that she lost her granfather) and she reached to her best level again almost in the second half of 2021 2022 season and she was like that until the end of the VNL. After that she changed a lot again. Now she seems to have techniqual issues wich she did not had before. For exaple sometimes she has a lot of troubles with the attack from the position one , with high balls which is not close to the net and generally with OOS.
I sure that she still can find it again but is really strange that she could do all of these with a lot of comfort when she was playing for Novara or in the WC in 2018 , a lot of years ago and now she has difficulties. Also before some time period she was a really stronge player mentally , the player for the diificult balls and moments. Now when things is becoming difficult for exaple in the tie break or in the end of the set she is doing lot of error which she did not before.
Anyway despite all these she is still a top player but she has a lot of thing to work with , so that she can recover them again.