Kullamäe: “It has been nine months that we will never forget, I am very grateful to the club”
If there is a player who leaves Palmer Alma Mediterránea Palma having earned a place in the hearts of the fans, in reality all the members of the squad have done so, that is Kristian Kullamäe.
The Estonian player has been, in his own right, one of the most outstanding men in the squad coached by Pau Tomàs and Álex Pérez, completing his second year in the LEB Oro with brilliant records that have made him rank among the best scorers in the category and be considered one of the biggest names of the season. Now, Kullamäe is preparing for great challenges such as his presence at Hereda San Pablo Burgos, an ACB club that incorporated him to its squad after Kristian’s good season with ZTE Real Canoe and who transferred him to Palmer Alma Mediterránea Palma. hoping to see him, as he has finally been, grow in his game and be a reference within the team.
“The first thing I want to say is that I am very grateful to the club for allowing me to be here. We have lived through nine very beautiful months that I think we will never forget, ”says Kullamäe, who admits that he is“ very happy to have been part of the Palma team this season in which the team has exceeded their initial expectations. In this sense, the Estonian player considers that although the season ended in the first round of the playoffs against Río Breogán, a team that has finally been promoted to LEB Gold, no one can deny that the course signed by Palmer Alma Mediterránea Palma has been more than brilliant. “For me, being able to play in the LEB Oro this season was very important. I had the confidence of the coaches and the club also trusted me “, says Kullamäe at the beginning, adding:” I am very happy with the year that we have done, it is true that it still did not end as well as we all wanted it to end but in general I think it has been a very good season ”.
Before achieving access to those promotion playoffs, Palmer Alma Mediterránea Palma was fighting to be able to access the promotion group during a first section of the season in which the team went from less to more, finally achieving a more than deserved salvation in the Real Murcia Baloncesto court in a match in which Kullamäe performed at a high level and was an important part of the team’s victory with points scored in decisive moments of the match. “For the club it was very important to be able to play one more year in the LEB Oro and personally I consider that Palma deserves to have a team in the LEB Oro so I am very happy for them [por el club]”, Assures a Kristian Kullamäe who recognizes that in these two seasons in the LEB Oro he has been growing in his game to be able to reach his new challenge, the possibility of being in the ACB, in the best possible condition.
In fact, the former Palmer Alma Mediterránea Palma player acknowledges having improved in several points after passing through the category. “I think I have gained in confidence and in experience. In Spain, basketball is played very fast and you face players who are very veteran in the category, “says Kullamäe, who claims to have” learned a lot “from these two seasons in the second category of Spanish basketball.
Now, Kristian Kullamäe awaits the Hereda San Pablo Burgos and the option to play in the ACB and an exciting challenge such as the participation with Estonia in the Eurobasket 2022 after having achieved the European qualification this season in a brilliant way. “I really want to see what the future holds for me and to continue pursuing that dream,” says a player with a smile from ear to ear who admits to leaving Mallorca as a lover of the island and another fan of the team itself. “What am I staying with in Mallorca? The weather is very good and the beaches we have here are also very beautiful, I feel very grateful for having been here these months and I hope to be able to return one day” says a Kullamäe who makes it clear who is already one more follower of Palmer Alma Mediterránea Palma. “Of course I will be, I will be following what you do and I wish you the best of luck,” he points out, addressing the club, the coaching staff and the fans who have cheered him on during this season and encouraged both live and through of social networks when the Palau d’Esports de Son Moix could not be accessed.