"Oh I was going to say! Being here was already a dream come true," admits winger Valencia, a fundamental defensively for Spain
Today (20.30), against Slovenia, you must defend Dragic or Doncic
The version 2017 of Spanish team has a peculiarity with respect to past, that he has not done descabalgarse fighting for medals and, however, by sheer necessity, has served to enhance a kind, from his deep shyness, has accomplished what many ors tried to: be important with Spain. Rudy Fernández, Victor Claver, Pau Ribas, Sergio Llull, and, finally, Alex Abrines. It was not easy to find to Joan Sastre in list of candidates for position of eaves. In peak moment of tournament, sticking out his quixotic figure, as it has become imperative for Sergio Scariolo. [live: Spain vs Slovenia (20.30)]
Until such a point that highlights coach, was player with more minutes played in first phase. "And it is not because I fall down well". And more, it became fundamental because it is unique. Desvelaba Scariolo has to avoid to put next to Ricky Rubio on track, as are his two defensive specialists on outside players. Work exhausted, somber, but never well paid. Tailor it has become imperative, without question, by dancing with ugliest.
His brilliance at back, guy with tremendous physical qualities and a good shooter, had its high point in quarterfinals, perro de presa about demon Schröder. A stopper on base, still in first half, made him rise. Nailed two triples from corners, her specialty, that filled him with confidence. Sparing in words, face has little expression, contrast with casual Juancho Hernangómez, a Tailor could not contain his joy after pass to semi-finals.Plug to Schröder. Juan Carlos HidalgoEFE
This Thursday will be in fight for final, who would have said when it started in concentration prior Benahavis, fajarse for a job. You will have to take care of slow down rush of Goran Dragic and Luka Doncic. It would not be ruled out that even Scariolo will vary his quintet to stop lethal partner outside of slovenia. "I don't know if it will be Doncic or Dragioc, that touch me. What is clear that y are two players with an amazing talent to write down and generate play, as you are doing until now. A single player can't stop it", commented Wednesday prior. "Doncic plays in our league and we have played this year many times with Madrid, and I know more and maybe it's a point in favor, but it is a bit player and each day that passes never ceases to amaze us. There are cuidadín with Doncic," added spaniard, always accompanied in concentration of Pierre Oriola.
"Scariolo told me so clear at beginning of concentration that would be it, I would defend better player rival or better were at that time. I think that I am doing to perfection. And in attack, to play as I know, that pull when you're alone, play for team and that I do not complicated. I am enjoying minutes and re is no need to change anything," concluded winger Valencia. There was where he got his burst, which is fundamental to league title taronja.
A distant prospect, since his parallels with Rudy, a benchmark in training categories. Gold in Bilbao with u-20 in 2011, although in end I could only play a minute after an elbow in face of Gentile that he broke his nose. CB-Mallorca passed to Cajasol, where Aíto made his debut at 18 years old.
"Oh I was going to say! Being here was already a dream come true," he pronounced at last exultant, in mixed zone after match that confirmed ir step forward. And that, as confirmed by Scariolo, go with muscle discomfort. Wednesday spent day blindfolded, but before Slovenia will play.