The Spanish National Team has already carried out its first training sessions for what will be the exciting preparation for the summer challenge, EuroBasket 2022, which begins on September 1. This morning’s session received a special visit from former international Jose Manuel Calderon.

Spain will carry out a week of training before its first competitive tests, which will be the two games against Greece. Thus, on Tuesday, August 9, the first match will be played in Athens, while on Thursday, August 11, the WiZink Center will host the debut of this team in national territory. There are still tickets to attend the meeting in the capital and can be purchased through this link.

Willy Hernángomez: “A renewed illusion”
“We are in a process of change, now I have a role of more responsibility and I am very excited to be important and help young people to soak up everything I learned”, comments the pivot, who believes he sees the arrival of new faces as something positive. “I am very excited to see all the young people, the happy faces, the nerves, they remind me a lot of me. They are doing a great job, we are putting together a good group, it is a renewed illusion”.

Héctor Alderete: “When I received the call I did not believe it”

“I was on vacation and when I got the call I didn’t believe it, I’m very proud and happy to be here”says the newcomer Alderete, who highlights the good reception and how comfortable he feels within the group. “I think we have to go without pressure, it’s putting bricks on ourselves, trying to be at the level of Gasol, Calderón… and all that generation is impossible, we only think about being at our highest level, not equaling them”.

José Manuel Calderón: “That feeling of being at home”
“The message that I have given them is that there is always that feeling of being at home, everyone is comfortable, at ease, no matter how long you take. For some it is a dream to be here, they are here for the first time, others have been here for a long time, that mix of youth and veteran is interesting”.