Vit Krejci growing in confidence with Zaragoza and Czechs

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Stefan Djordjevic

26/Mar/20 19:05

The 19-year-old guard in Vit Krejci has gotten his chance on the big stage and he has been savoring every moment of it

By Stefan Djordjevic/

Vit Krejci has moved to Spain in 2014, at 14 years of age, and he has gotten a chance with Casademont Zaragoza this season in the Spanish League and the Basketball Champions League.

“Every time I step on the court I enjoy every single moment, and if the game goes well for me, that’s even better. That game helped me a lot with my confidence and with coach’s confidence in me,” he told about the Gameday 11 clash against Neptunas Klaipeda.

And having coach Porfirio Fisac’s trust means a lot to him: “Coach made it clear what he wanted from me and I am trying to do that because I know that’s my only chance to play. There was no pressure about how many points for me to score – just get on the court and be aggressive and don’t be scared of anything,”

He recently (February 2019) also had the chance to debut with the Czech Republic national team and he admitted, the nerves got to him before the game against Bosnia: “I was nervous before the game but with each minute on the court I felt more and more comfortable and it was an amazing game. I remember getting onto the court and 14 members of the family came to the game. That was amazing, seeing all my family supporting me and that gave me a lot of energy and confidence.”

Krejci has often been compared to Tomas Satoransky and that flatters the young guard 19-year-old guard: “It’s normal that people compare us. It’s amazing to be compared to the best player right now in Czech Republic, but a lot of pressure too. But I think I have what it takes to be on the same level as him – or even better.”

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Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League