Italbasket, Pajola is adamant: “This is no accident.”

©Getty Images

Pajola is adamant

The day after the resounding feat of Gianmarco Pozzecco’s men against Serbia’s two-time Nba Mvp Nikola Jokic, national team and Virtus Bologna guard Alessandro Pajola spoke to Federbasket channels.

“Yesterday everyone saw what we are capable of doing. It’s not a coincidence that we qualified for the Games, it’s not a coincidence that we came within a basket of the Olympic semifinals, and it’s not a coincidence that we have grown again this year by offering performances like those against Greece, Croatia and Serbia. We definitely took advantage of the very warm Milan crowd, it’s true, but we were also good at carrying those vibes with us all the way to Berlin. As Nik Melli summed it up well, none of us came here thinking about going home after two days,” the virtussino player stressed, with great awareness.

“Pozzecco is a prepared coach capable of touching the right chords with his players. The rest came by itself because in addition to being a united group we have players with unique characteristics,” Pajola then went on to praise coach Pozzecco and the blue group.

Finally, the guard gave his opinion on the challenge that awaits Italy on Wednesday, September 14, the one against Rudy Gobert’s France, which eliminated us from the Tokyo Olympics last year: “France? Everyone knows the value of a formation that, like Serbia, aspires to make it to September 18. Once again they have more size than us and once again we will have to subvert the odds. But this group is compact is has shown that by playing lightly, as the coach asks us to do, it can take several satisfactions. Last year’s disappointment at the Games was strong because we really came close but today is another chapter and we take the field to take another step forward. These are games, these, that every player would like to experience.”

You may also like...