Chacho: “Pau Gasol has surprised me, he’s very good”

The Canarian base of the Armani Milan
Sergio Rodríguez is has been pleasantly surprised by the level it has shown Pau
Gasoline on his return to the courts with him Barça, his team’s rival in the Final Four in Cologne in less than two weeks.

Pau it gives them something different, ”El Chacho explained. “He prints a winning character and can give them things in the game that they didn’t have, with his physique and talent. It is nice to see a player of his caliber have the illusion to play in the Euroleague and the ACB. He has surprised me, he’s very good, ”added the point guard in statements for David Camps’s 4-room program on Onda Cero.

Rodriguez go to Barça very solid but in Milan they hope to defeat him in Cologne: “Barça plays very well. It is a very physical and regular team, well trained by Saras. Anything can happen to a match and this is how I have lived it in different stages. You play the season in that game. We have to do the things we know how and we are an experienced team well trained by Ettore. We also have to be lucky that things turn out well. “

Rodriguez will play what will be his seventh Final
Four seeking the third Euroleague title of his career. At his side he will have players with great experience in this phase of competition such as Kyle Hines or Gigi Datome, among others, who were hired to get to this moment. “It is a very interesting project. When Ettore signed (Messina) did you know that everything is designed to aspire to the maximum. The Final Four was one of the main objectives, ”Rodríguez said about the team, which had not been present in this final round since 1992.

Regarding the possibility of achieving his third European title, he added: “I have had a very nice career. It was not planned but as the stages went by I feel proud to be in great teams, in important leagues and now I am proud to play one Final
Four that, with this demanding format, it is important ”.

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