"In the national team there is never much room, but there is some circumstance for which there may be another possibility and we will try to take advantage of it"
MADRID, 5 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The base of the Spanish team Quino Colom affirmed this Friday that "whoever does not have the illusion" to play in the national team is "half crazy", because the illusion "always comes first", at the same time that he hopes to be among the 12 chosen to attend the Eurobasket in September, although he acknowledged that "it is very difficult to get on that list".
"We are always excited, whoever is not excited about coming to the national team is half crazy. I did not dream of playing in the NBA, I dreamed of playing in the national team and luckily I have been here for a few years, I have helped to achieve success. illusion always comes first", confessed the Bàsquet Girona player after training this Friday at the Movistar Academy Magariños with the national team.
The 33-year-old point guard positively assessed the first week of training in preparation for the Eurobasket, which will begin on September 1. "The truth is that it is going very well, as always. It is a source of pride, we work hard and have a great time, there is a great family, it is a pleasure to be here and share time with them", he commented on the squad, which now has 22 players, so there will be 10 bans for the tournament.
Even so, Colom, who was already in the 2019 World Cup in China -he accumulated 27 minutes in the eight games that Spain played-, believes that he may have a place in the final list, although "it is very difficult to enter". "One always has to trust oneself, if I don't trust myself, who is going to do it, but there is a lot of level. That makes it more beautiful, we will train and fight until the end, hopefully I can continue helping Spain to continue achieving success" , desire.
"In the national team there is never much room, because there are very good players. But there have been some circumstances for which there may be some more possibility and we will try to take advantage of it, although the level in all positions is very high as always," he added about your options.
As one of the regulars in the last calls, the base addressed the incursion of the youngest in the group, "players with a lot of quality". "You can see in the results that the lower categories are having, the future is very promising, although the present is also something to be proud of and respect and believe in this group", he pointed out, before highlighting the good work of the team in prior appointments.
"We have shown it many times already, there is always the doubt before the tournaments in which I have been and in the end it has been shown that we know how to compete. We will give our best and make the people proud," he added.
Finally, he analyzed the possible path of Spain in the first and second rounds of the Eurobasket, with a "quite demanding and tough" group, if they manage to advance in that first phase. "Starting well could make the road easier, but these tournaments are difficult. The first phases are even more complicated than the second in these types of tournaments," he settled.