Pau Gasol and Sergio Scariolo have responded to the media 24 hours before Spain’s vital match against the United States in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics.
“You have to assume this situation. We have played the United States, they are a great team, considered the favorites. But it doesn’t change anything. We have to focus on what we have to be ourselves ”.
“We have always given them war, but that is also a double-edged sword, because they will be very focused on our party. The objective is to reach a last open quarter, and in the last minutes of the game, take advantage of our opportunities “
“The match between France and the United States is not a reference for us, because the French have a totally different team structure from ours, and at that time the United States had just arrived and they were missing the three players who came from the final of the NBA. There is not much time to prepare for the game, so we have to dose the information we give to the players. “
If the best team with the best individuals plays to the best of their ability, the others have nothing to do. If this does not happen, other teams will have possibilities, and that is what we have to take advantage of. “