MADRID, 18 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Former basketball player Pau Gasol showed his support for the players of the Spanish soccer team, current world champions, arguing that “always” you have to listen to them because “they have lived the experience firsthand and have the knowledge” of the situation.” , at the same time that he insisted that athletes must “take a step forward” and acknowledged that it makes him “angry” that the “success” of the national team is not talked about.
“It is important to take a step forward and for things to get better, so that these types of situations are not repeated. Always listen to and support the players, who are the ones who have lived the experience firsthand and have the knowledge. Work for a better future, in this case after being world champions, what better time,” said Gasol, host of the Solidarity Golf Tournament organized this Monday by Banco Santander and the ‘Gasol Foundation’.
The former power forward, 43, regretted that there is talk of “other things other than that success,” in reference to the first star embroidered by the women’s team in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand on August 20. “It’s also a bit annoying,” he admitted. “I hope things go on a better path and that our women’s soccer continues to grow,” Gasol wished.
The former basketball player has been one of the leaders of Spanish sport, along with former goalkeeper Iker Casillas, among others, who showed their firm support on social networks for Spanish footballers, in the face of the crisis in the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). , after the kiss of the former president of the entity Luis Rubiales to Jenni Hermoso and his attitude in the box during the final of the tournament.
Thus, Gasol spread on his ‘X’ profile the statement from 39 soccer players, including the majority of the world champions, in which they asked for “forceful changes in leadership positions” of the RFEF. Furthermore, they insisted that the changes that have been made so far, including the resignation of Rubiales as president, “are not enough” to feel “in a safe place.” “You have my full support,” Gasol wrote along with the hashtag #SeAcabó.