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Basket, Mitrou-Long: “Being in third place today is the result of hard and difficult work”


Germani Brescia is certainly the team that is most amazing in the 2021-2022 Serie A basketball. Alessandro Magro’s group is back from the huge victory against Milan which led to 11 consecutive victories in the league. One of the most important players in the squad is certainly Naz Mitrou-Long, who gave an interesting interview to “Bresciaoggi”.

“Being in third place today is the result of hard and difficult work – explained the Canadian – this group hit rock bottom from the start. And that’s why none of us are too sure of ourselves. We know there is nothing we lack to go further, we play winning basketball and have dreams from day one . Making them is our next stop ”.

The union of forces is essential to achieve success and the number 3 from Brescia knows it very well: “Let’s say that the group is special. There is no kind of separation between us, there is no nationality that can make a difference. Moss is truly “The Captain”, Kenny Gabriel is the player with the pedigree. Della Valle is someone you never manage to catch on the pitch: he is the MVP for us from the beginning. “Big Mike” Cobbins is the man of energy, the one who will always assure you of the smash. John Petrucelli is “Iron Man”, he is the defender. The real one: I’ve never seen anyone like him. Tommy (Laquintana) is the player who has taken the respect of all of us, Sasà (Parrillo) for what he does in training is one of the best I’ve had by my side. But they are all special: Lee Moore, “Paolino” (Eboua). So are the boys from the youth teams who supported us. A kid also Christian Burns. Would you ever say he’s 36? “

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Mitrou-Long is not only in love with the team, but also with the city: “If I didn’t like something about the place where I am, I think it would be easy to see. Here it’s all right. There is no traffic, the food is great. Always, whatever it is. There is nothing I don’t like about Brescia: I’m fine here. I get up in the morning, I look around from the windows of my house: seeing the city set in motion is beautiful. There is nothing wrong here. And it’s weird because a lot of players have told me about bad experiences in Europe, especially in the first year adaptation. Thinking back, perhaps only behind the wheel are the Italians all a bit aggressive. But I am too … “

The Canadian does not want to get distracted and does not think too much about the future: “In my path I have learned that it is never necessary to think too much about what will happen, it risks distracting me from what I am doing. I will talk to my agent at the right moment “ . Obviously, his stay in Brescia cannot be ruled out: “Anyone who has been here from the beginning knows what we have been through. Now I know that I am building. After all we will talk about it: now let’s think about making dreams come true ”.

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