The captain of the Spanish basketball team, Rudy
Fernandez, considered that “it is not necessary to have in the head” the two defeats that it had state
United, his next rival of the preparation, who lost in his first two friendlies against Nigeria Y Australia but last night he easily beat Argentina.
“The United States is a new team, they are starting and it has been shown in the last game against the world finalist, Argentina, that they are a very great group, which they have beaten easily. At no time do we have to keep the two defeats in mind previous that they have had “, valued the Balearic forward.
The American set, to which Spain will be measured in Las Vegas (USA) at dawn from Sunday to Monday (9:00 p.m. local time, 3:00 a.m. Spanish Monday), lost its first two duels against Nigeria (90-87) and Australia (91-83), but he compensated by winning Argentina (108-80).
In order to Rudy Playing this friendly is good for the group, because it helps them “get out of the rut.” “Playing away from home, with the public, always motivates and being able to go there to the United States as we did in 2019 in Los Angeles is an opportunity to continue working, to be prepared for Tokyo and play against the best,” he said.
The Mallorcan forward said that the preparation is going “very well” that the new players of the team are adapting “to a very good rhythm” and that the last two days of rest have given them “a little more energy” before leaving tomorrow at The
Vegas and from there travel to Tokyo.
United will travel too Juancho
Hernangomez, who was injured in the first friendly against France, with a “grade 4-5 acromioclavicular dislocation in the left shoulder” and who will be examined by his team, the Minnesotta
Timberwolves of the NBA, in Las Vegas.
Rudy He recalled that this team is characterized by “hope and illusion.” “This group right now is trying to work with those who are and of course always in the national team and in ‘the family’ we have waited for anyone and hopefully it can be, but I am not a doctor nor am I in Juancho’s shoes, the most important thing is that he is physically well “, concluded.