The meeting, organized on the WiZink Center in Madrid, has had the participation of executives from both entities, all members of the coaching staff of both teams, as well as the players summoned to date by Sergio Scariolo and Lucas Mondelo. This day, prior to the last training session in our country, has been the final point in the preparation of both teams before their trips prior to the Olympic Games. This Thursday, the Men’s National Team will head to Las Vegas, where it will play its last preparation match for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 18. For its part, the Women’s Team will travel directly to the Japanese capital this Saturday.
José Ignacio Goirigolzarri and Jorge Garbajosa have chaired an event in which the values ??such as leadership, teamwork, trust, commitment, perseverance or effort, among others, that both groups embody were highlighted.
The Chairman of CaixaBank, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, highlighted that “At a time when society is constantly looking for references, these teams have always been an example thanks to the human group they have formed and who put all their talent, sacrifice and individual potential at the service of a common goal.”
“You are an indisputable example of how to channel personal leadership for the benefit of the team” and wanted to recognize both national teams that “Thanks to your perseverance, work, common effort and individual talent you have been able to overcome physically superior rivals throughout the last championships”, has pointed Goirigolzarri.
For his part, Jorge Garbajosa, president of the FEB, has highlighted “CaixaBank’s involvement with the Federation’s present and future strategic lines. There are symbols that are much more than symbols. That the president of CaixaBank wants to come to know what our men’s and women’s teams feel is invaluable both for the Federation and for all of us who make it up ”.
Within the framework of this event, the women’s national coach, Lucas Mondelo, has assessed the situation and explained that “The team is doing very well at the mental, work and activity level. In the preparation matches against France it was already possible to see that the style and attitude were very good. We are very hopeful to have a very good championship, to compete and, hopefully, to be able to go far ”.
“The preparation matches played so far have given us good feelings, although there is still a lot of work to be done to be able to be at a high level of competitiveness from the first match”, has expressed, Sergio Scariolo, men’s national coach.