The pivot of Barça Pau Gasol has described his presence in Cologne as a “special moment” “with the Barça“To try to win the only great title that is missing from his great record and he affirmed that it is” the love of the game and competition “that motivates him to continue playing.
The player, who will turn 41 next July 6, affirmed that he has experienced a “very good” progression since he joined the team six weeks ago and is “focused on the challenge” of leading the Barça to the third European Cup in its history.
Gasoline He assured that the team has “options” to achieve it but that now it is only “focused on doing it very well” tomorrow in the semifinals against him. AX Armani Exchange Milan.
The Catalan pivot said that he is part of the Barça “It includes having high expectations and fighting for the most important titles” but that they should not “think” about what other club teams did in the past but rather play “with enthusiasm and enthusiasm”.
Of the Italian team, the Barça pivot commented that it is a team “with great players who have experience and that they will go all out. It is going to be a great fight in which we will have to do a good defensive job to get them out of their game ”.
The Catalan player commented that he sees the team “concentrated, excited and aware of the importance of the moment” that they live and in “good” physical and mental condition.
Asked for his contribution to the team, Pau Gasol He said that in the time that he has been in, “I try to give them my experience, my illusion and that they see that we must take advantage of every moment and go for the objectives with the maximum effort”.
Gasoline said he felt “lucky” to be under the orders of Sarunas Jasikevicius, with whom he coincided twenty years ago at Barça as a player, and commented that his presence was “one of the reasons” why he decided to come to Barça. “He was a great player and leader, but now he understands that he is a coach. He focuses on things that perhaps were not his strong suit when he played, such as defense, being physical and communication, “he said. Gasoline of your current technician.
He also had words for the coach of the AX Armani Exchange Milan, Ettore Messina, with which he agreed on Los angeles lakers and in the San antonio spurs when the Italian was an assistant coach.
“He is a very passionate and experienced coach who has surely prepared his team very well to play against us. It is going to be a battle and it is going to be an exciting match ”, concluded the player.