Gasol: “We have the quality to fight for the gold”

2017-07-28T21:32:04+00:00 2017-07-28T21:33:01+00:00.

Aris Barkas

28/Jul/17 21:32

The Spanish national team was presented to the press today and the leader of the group, Pau Gasol, admitted that their goal can’t be anything else than the gold.

By Eurohoops team/

“Spain has the quality to fight for the championship”, said the San Antonio Spurs big man and he explained how this can be done. “The goal is to start working and prepare as we do every year. The tournament takes you where you deserve. We have enough quality to qualify for the final phase and fight for the championship title. We have great ambition”.

After all, Spain is the defending champion and Gasol speaks about the other contenders and also the Mirotic issue: “It seems that France has many absences in this championship and will not be among the favorites. It’s also a pity that we will not have Nikola Mirotic with us. He is a good player, he brought us quality. It is surprising that at this stage of free agency his situation with Chicago is not resolved”.

On the other hand, Pau will have again his brother, Marc, alongside him. Marc Gasol returns to the team after missing the last Eurobasket and also the Rio Olympics. As Pau Gasol admitted: “Being on the team with my brother is an incentive.  So I’m happy to be here with him, with Juan Carlos Navarro again and with the new players. The new blood, the spark that can help us”.