Edy Tavares thinks Mathias Lessort deserves more credit for great season

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Bojan Brezovac

31/Mar/23 11:00


Edy Tavares talks about Mathias Lessort, Facundo Campazzo, and more…

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Another spectacular game and atmosphere are expected tonight in Belgrade as Partizan plays against Real Madrid in Round 32 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

It will be a clash of two big men, Edy Tavares from Real Madrid and  Mathias Lessort from Partizan.

Honestly, I don’t think he gets enough credit for what he does because he’s playing phenomenally. He’s been one of the best players in the competition this season, but it’s not talked about much. He’s great at both ends of the court, extremely active, can do everything he needs in defense, and his teammates use him extremely well in attack. It’s strange to me that he is not talked about more, and he helped Partizan so much this year. On top of all that, he has an exceptional connection with the fans, which motivates him even more at every game match“, said Tavares in an interview with MozzartSport.

Tavares spoke about the entire season in the EuroLeague, one of the most exciting in recent memory.

As he explained: “We kind of knew it would be like this when the season started. The teams invested a lot in their rosters, they want to show their superiority, that they are ready to win and win the trophy. It will always be difficult because every game is very difficult and you have to watch it as if it’s the last one. Every team is ready and wants to win and be on top. True, we don’t know yet who will play the quarter-finals and who will have the home-court advantage, but that’s the beauty of this sport and competition, which is a great thing for every one of us, especially the fans who eagerly await each new round. That’s why European basketball is much more interesting“.

Tavares’s former teammate from Real Madrid, Facundo Campazzo, is playing Crvena Zvezda now.

Real Madrid’s big man explained the mentality of a player who decides to return to Europe after the NBA: “He decided to come to Red Star, I know it’s always difficult to decide to come to Europe when you’re already in the NBA, but I guess it’s very nice to play in Belgrade and Serbia. The people are passionate, that’s what he likes and I believe that his experience so far has been exceptional. I don’t know what the future will bring for him, but I’m glad to see him smiling, happy, and enjoying playing basketball in Zvezda. He works hard to help the team achieve all its goals, it’s not it was easy for him since he wasn’t allowed to play. A difficult start, but now he’s playing great and it’s nice to see him on the court.”