Poirier on Real Madrid future: “It’s hard to leave”

2024-04-22T11:52:35+00:00 2024-04-22T11:52:35+00:00.

Nikola Miloradovic

22/Apr/24 11:52


French center Vincent Poirier talked about his future with Real Madrid, due to the fact that his contract expires at the end of the season

By Eurohoops Team / info@eurohoops.net

Vincent Poirier joined Real Madrid in 2021 and has won the EuroLeague and ACB titles, as well as three Spanish Supercups.

With his contract expiring at the end of the season, the French center touched on his future with the club in an interview with Basketball magazine.

We talk about it a lot. It’s hard to leave. The city is very pleasant. The facilities are top-notch. And there is the Real Madrid myth. I was raised in football, so Real Madrid is crazy. You are with great players. Of course, people look at you weird when you lose 2-3 games, but that’s why we play basketball. When you talk to other guys on other teams, I would have a hard time going back to certain organizational details. Leaving is complicated. And Real knows it perfectly. This is my last year of the contract. I have a child, and I couldn’t spend a year here or a year there. Stability is important in a career. And you realize that time flies. The goal is to get to the end and have left a mark. So you count the trophies and medals. It’s cool,” Poirier said.

Real Madrid will have a lot of work in the summer since Rudy Fernandez is retiring, and many other players are entering the final months of their deals.

Rudy Fernandez should retire. Sergio Llull is 35 years old. Sergio Rodriguez also talks about retirement. The historic executives will undoubtedly leave, and the team will have to be renewed. I think we have 9 players at the end of their contracts, which will change the dynamic because the club likes to keep players for a long time. But the GM is smart enough to handle this, and I’m sure they already have their minds on the matter,” Vincent Poirier concluded.

The 30-year-old center is averaging 8.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in the EuroLeague this season and 8.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. On Tuesday, he’ll start another EuroLeague playoff series with Real Madrid, this time against Baskonia.