By Eurohoops Team / firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2019 FIBA World Cup Final will feature a clash between arguably the two top point guards in the competition: Argentina’s Facu Campazzo and Spain’s Ricky Rubio.
Rubio is well aware of the challenge that Campazzo will pose and will take notes of the advice by two of his teammates who play alongside Campazzo on Real Madrid: Sergio Llull and Rudy Fernandez.
“Sergio [Llull] and Rudy [Fernandez] have already warned me, they tell me wonders of him,” Rubio said on his matchup with Campazzo, per Marca. “They have told me that he has a few weak points and it will be very difficult. I feel like, it’s another challenge and I’m sure they [Argentina] do too.”
“I’m looking forward to tomorrow,” Rubio mentioned on the Final. “We are enjoying how things are going. The icing is what is missing. We know the prize and that’s why we value it so much. It sounds typical, but I believed. Things may or may not happen, but there’s something inside me that has told me we were going to win his championship. So far we haven’t achieved it, so it’s not time to be celebrating.”
In 2006, Rubio, then a U16 European championship winner and tournament MVP, watched the senior squad being crowned world champion for the first time in the country’s history. He has quite the memories from this match.
“That final has come to my mind and I remember it with great jealousy But now I’m going to play one. One thing that I’m sure to do is to enjoy it. At that time, I was also with a gold medal of the European U16 Championship and I was watching the game at home with some friends. I was a child of 15 years old and I was watching them [Spanish national team] with great jealousy And now, It’s my turn”
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