The Argentine point guard Nicolas Laprovittola, new game director Real Madrid, assured this Friday that he has no doubt that the Madrid coach Pablo Laso "will get the best" of him and that he is looking forward to competing for the position with his compatriot Facundo Campazzo and Sergio Llull.
“With Pablo I will get to know each other and I have no doubt that he will bring out the best in me,” assured the Morón base before the presentation of the new season of the Endesa League, which takes place this Friday at the Palacio de los Deportes ( WiZink Center) of Madrid.
"I didn't have much time to talk to him, I have to learn a lot of plays first, especially because I'm one of the point guards, get into the game, play and connect with my teammates because they know each other a lot, I have to adapt as quickly as possible. », added the Argentine point guard.
Laprovittola is looking forward to working with a coach who was a point guard and who has brought Campazzo and Llull to their best version: "Pablo has made Facu an extraordinary player and Sergi a player who has exceeded his limits, I have a lot of faith in connect with him in the best way and compete on an equal footing with Facu and Sergi”, added the Argentine.
The Madrid base comes from losing the World Cup final in China against Spain. "It was nice in China, the tournament we did, in the final we had a thorn in our side, but we have to think about what's to come, Real Madrid and the Super Cup," he assured.
In the white team, he joins two compatriots, Campazzo and forward Gabi Deck, and two champions, Llull and Rudy Fernández. "That's why we are Real Madrid, a team that aspires to everything and has great players," he considered.
Laprovittola assured that the five White World Cup players arrive "with rhythm". “We are solid because we were lost but we are with rhythm, with confidence, the five of us made a great world championship and I think that the wear and tear thing can happen later, but today we are very good”, he affirmed.
Could his compatriot Luis Scola join that group, who is without a team at 39 after leading the Albiceleste to the final? Laprovittola did not want to get wet about it.
«What Scola has done in the World Cup is brutal, but in terms of rumours, I cannot tell you. The last communication I had with Scola was at the tournament dinner », he stated.
The new madridista base was happy to reach "a winning group", a team that he had followed "for many years" in which he said he has "friends" and that he likes "the style of play", with which he will face tomorrow The first title itself, the Endesa Super Cup.
"We face it with all the desire to win it, with all that it means, starting a season on the right foot, winning, I think this tournament is important for everyone," he declared.
With the white team he will return to the Euroleague, one of the challenges that he personally set himself. "I wanted to play in the Euroleague again, doing it at Real Madrid is something good for my career and I want to be at a good level", he explained.
The base does not believe that the jump from Divina Seguros Joventut will be very big, since last season they also fought for titles in the Badalona team.
«With Penya we went to fight for titles too, Cup semifinal and 'playoffs'. Obviously Madrid is a team on a different level from what Penya is today, but at Penya I felt like a winner like all the players last year and today I feel like a winner at Real Madrid. In that I am calm, "concluded Laprovittola. EFE