“It is one of the great historical feats of Spanish sport”

09/19/2022 21:43

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The president of the FEB praises the great group that is the Spanish basketball team

“They are not just a team, they are a family, they are great players and very special people,” said the person from Torejón.

The President of the Spanish Basketball Federation, Jorge Garbajosa, said this Monday, after the Spanish team’s arrival in Madrid from Berlin, that the gold won at EuroBasket against France in the final is “one of the great feats in the history of the Spanish game”. .

“This is the best European Championship I’ve seen in years, full of individual stars, and we were immersed in a time of transition with many difficulties, recognized the former Spanish international, who insisted on highlighting the “greatest sporting achievement”. Spain achieved in the tournament.

For Garbajosa, EuroBasket “a journey” which “5 years ago” in which he believedThey used to “squeeze the great legends” of such moments to “prepare for the arrival”., to be able to cope with all the difficulties that the team had to face “with list-making and injuries”; Since the beginning of the concentration in August.

“We had to be honest with the fans and with ourselves in order to meet our expectations,” said the president of the FEB, for whom “it was not going to plan.” rise to the top of European basketball: “Our plan was to be competitive and Build a champion team for the future world and Olympic GamesBut if we also look at the finals achieved in the lower categories, it is clear that we are on the right track”.

The key to Garbajosa was the day Spain competed with Lithuania: “We wanted to go on track to qualify for the World Cup, be competitive, get through the first stage, and ever since In the dream, and wanted to conquer Lithuania of Sabonis & Co. in the end leads you to dream and compete for everything.

In addition, he recalled the words of team captain Rudy Fernandez before starting EuroBasket and praised the gold-winning team: “They are not just a team, they are a family, they are great players and very special people, and people should always believe in them, no matter what the expectations”.

Similarly, he described “the curious coincidence of being a pair of brothers in a winning Spanish team:” The Hernángómez, like the Gasoles, are very good families, with lots of basketball, and in the case of Juancho and Willy under the umbrella. His role was not easy after being down. of Gasols. Taking that lead in a tournament full of doubts was complicated. I am very happy because he has led a winning project and it will be good for the NBA and its franchises as well.”

“Scariolo is a great coach, With an infinite book of tactical forms, able to form a team, with the people of the windows who are the base, the giants and some youth like Joel, Pradilla or Osman”, highlighted Garbajosa.

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