TOdam Hanga was one of the main protagonists of the presentation of the Endesa League, held this Tuesday at the headquarters of the energy company that sponsors the competition. The forward is surrounded by morbidity after leaving Barcelona despite the fact that he had a year remaining on his contract and having signed for Real Madrid. “I was very clear that I wanted to stay in Spain. When Barcelona told me that it would not continue, I spoke with my family and my agents. When Madrid called me I had it very clear. It cost me zero to decide,” he said.
The Hungarian player considers that “Madrid is a great club” and is already looking forward to competing in white in official matches. Next weekend comes the Endesa Super Cup, a competition that has also never won: “I am very excited because it is the first title I can win with Real Madrid. It will be very difficult because we have to go game by game.”
The first rival, on Saturday, will be Lenovo Tenerife. In the final he could face his ex-Barcelona players. “Experience always helps me to play the Classics, since I know the players, I know how these games work and what they mean, and it is always a very important game for both teams.”
In his first days at work, Hanga says “I am enjoying a lot playing these three friendlies with my colleagues and with Laso. I am in a team where they love me and I can enjoy basketball.” Together with Thomas Heurtel and Nico Laprovittola, he is one of the three players who have taken the airlift, although the French base stopped at ASVEL Villeurbanne. Hanga will meet him again as he did at Baskonia and Barcelona. “I do not know how we do it, it seems that we chase each other (smiles). For me it is fortunate to coincide with him, since we know each other very well and this helps us a lot. He is one of the best point guards in Europe,” he said.
In his last seasons, the Hungarian has shown himself as a versatile player, alternating the three outside positions. He is indifferent to playing in one or the other: “Wherever the coach says. I do not care about the position to play. I have made my career as a forward, but I have also played as a point guard and guard. I do not care where the place, decides the coach and in that decision I do not enter “.