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Marc Gasol: "To Navarro would say to him: 'Thank you. I love you"

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Marc Gasol: "To Navarro would say to him: 'Thank you. I love you"

"Juan Carlos is difficult to repeat. She is a unique person. We will miss you very much", says captain, that says good-bye with 10 medals

The homages to Juan Carlos Navarro ripped with traditional dip in middle of track and were developed in press room at Sinan Erdem in Istanbul, where his fellow locker room yielded tribute last before microphones. "I would say to him: Thank you and I love you," said Marc Gasol, recovered from his problem in left ankle. The power forward for Grizzlies, it was clear that se two premises "include" all of "emotions that we all have." "I hope not to ruin anything that I have been taught to me. Navarro is difficult to repeat," reiterated former power forward barca, author of 25 points in consolation final against Russia (93-85).

"What of Juan Carlos is that I don't know how to explain it. She is a unique person. We will miss you very much and you [journalists], too," revealed medium of saga Gasol, who will not be "easy to find" a replacement for '11'. "The way that he has to prove things is very special. We have become accustomed to having that kind of leaders who don't explain things, that you demonstrate, with facts, every day. Are you with a thousand problems, but y never complain, and always put team ahead," developed Marc.

"This has to continue,"

The tenth medal for Navarro, sixth in Eurobasket, is a notch more for a generation unique and unrepeatable. "Sometimes we struggle to value it, even to us," analyzed former player of Akasvayu Girona. "We are fortunate to have gared toger a group of people and have to keep it as is. Continue to convey that to next generations. This has to continue," revealed player, with contract in Memphis until 2020.

Precisely, relationship with franchise to Tennessee, must be kept flowing for next appointments with Spain. Maybe that's why, Marc worked with enough prudence after his injury in left ankle at end of first quarter tas an action with Nikita Kurbanov. "The walk is going to be enfadadito when you wake up, but it was worth it. Not had m all with me when I tried to heat up in second quarter. The rest eir. Could not run comfortable. But I tried not to think of foot and has gone face," he finished off Marc.

"Work, humility, struggle and ambition,"

For his part, Pau Gasol also spoke unambiguously about motivation prior to russians. "We didn't want anyone to be outside without bronze. We wanted to give you this medal to Navarro, but also goes by Sergi [Llull], and for those who were low," revealed Spurs player, author of 26 points and 10 rebounds to team of Sergey Bazarevich. "There were thousands of reasons. For all that we have so many years giving it all, for those who have entered as new, and you have left skin...", he continued Pau.

in his opinion, in this kind of tournament, "no one gives nothing", so that complications in last quarter not wondered at all. "Have been to two and we had to get off ass [in defence]". The overall balance during all se years has only positive aspects. "What this has is a lot of merit. At some point things will not go so well and you value moments that we have lived. Let's hope that young people have spirit of work, humility, struggle and ambition", said one of captains in locker room of Scariolo.

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