Marc Gasol eyeing Olympics to play with Pau Gasol again in national team
Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol have been two of the best players of the Spanish national basketball team for close to two decades now. They have made the team a powerhouse in international tournaments like the FIBA World Cup and the Olympics, and when they’re on the roster, Team Spain is usually a favorite to contend for a championship.
Spain will once again attempt to dominate the FIBA World Cup in China, which will take place from August 31 to September 15. Unfortunately, only Marc will be on the team, with his older brother Pau absent to recover from injuries.
Marc, however, assured fans that they haven’t seen the last of the Gasol brothers in international basketball. In his recent interview with FIBA, the younger Gasol said that he and his brother plan to represent Spain one more time in the Olympics, which is set to take place in Tokyo next year.
“I know he is disappointed at not being able to play this summer, but he’ll support us and be our first fan. We’re going to construct a very good roster, and despite Pau’s absence, we’ll have a lot of talented players and will play with the same goals of winning and making Spain shine at international level once again,” Marc Gasol said.
“I love to play with my brother in the national team, and we have to do our best to qualify for the next Olympics so we’ll wear the national team jersey together again.”
Gasol has already said that he plans to help Spain to a medal finish in the FIBA World Cup, which speaks volumes about his dedication to his country’s national team. The same thing can be said about Pau. Although he won’t be suiting up for Spain in China, he will definitely help the team in every other way he can.
The Gasol brothers will be calling it a career soon, but they’re still trying to make the most out of every opportunity that is given to them. If they’re both healthy next year, they are definitely a lock for Team Spain in the Olympics, which is probably one of the last times we’ll see them together on the court.