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Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol leave the Spanish national team

EFE / Saitama (Japan) .- On Tuesday, the pivots Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol announced on Tuesday their retirement from the Spanish team after their defeat against the United States in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics (81-95).

“It was my last game with the national team, now I will have to assimilate it, talk to my family and see if I continue to play basketball or move to other different challenges,” said Pau in the mixed zone of the Saitama Super Arena.

The oldest of the Gasol brothers added that it was “a pity” not to have been able to win the quarterfinals but that “doesn’t detract from what they did” in so many years.

“We would like to have all the championships and all the medals but it doesn’t work like that. I’m very proud of the team, grateful to be here, for me to play again after what happened was already a great success, and we will have time to look back. Right now, of course, I’m sore from defeat, ”he pointed out.

Shortly after, his brother Marc Gasol confirmed that he too made the same decision. “It’s time to get off this beautiful ride that we got on so many years ago and it’s time to let the next generation get on, enjoy it, have their own experience,” said the pivot.

The Lakers player said that it’s time “for young people to take over” and appreciated the fact that this situation has occurred in the Saitama Super Arena, the same pavilion in which they won the 2016 World Cup.

“Fifteen years later, it’s not bad. Fifteen years of emotions, of effort, of a lot of affection… There are so many years and so many experiences that there is not one that may define it ”, explained Marc.

“After losing nobody is satisfied, but when you look at everything with perspective you look at it with pride and affection,” added the Spanish pivot. (August 3, 2021, EFE/PracticaEspañol)

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