15/Aug/17 11:57

Gasol: “I wish we can win the the gold and dedicate it to Llull”

15 Aug 2017 2017-08-15T12:46:56+00:00.

Aris Barkas

- 15 Aug 2017

Eurohoops.net

Pau Gasol talked about the upcoming Eurobasket and he didn’t forget the big absence of the Spanish national team.

Speaking about Sergio Llull’s injury he said: “It was an emotional and psychological blow to the team. He is a guy you want to play with and a major contributor to the team. It will be difficult to cover him, but each player has to contribute. I wish we can win the championship and dedicate our success to Sergi, who is an important part of this team”.

The Spanish basketball icon is cautiously optimistic about the Eurobasket: “We will try to go from less to more. We have a group with many new faces and with different roles. We work every day to improve our chemistry on the court. The important thing now is to use these two weeks that we have and to prepare in order to get the best possible result. Defensively we have to take a step forward. As always, that will be the key factor in our success or not in the championship. I think the title of the favorite is a bit anecdotal. In the end, the favorite is the one that plays the best in the European Championship and wins the hard games”.

Watch his interview in Spanish.