Ricky Rubio: “It was selfish to go with the national team without being one hundred percent” | Basketball | Sports | EUROtoday

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After Madrid derailed Barcelona on the quick observe within the semifinals of the Endesa League, with a loud and expressive 3-0, the faces of the Barça gamers had been lengthy, gestures twisted by the slap. It was that of the coach, who accepted the fiasco of a clean season and who has already been fired, and it was that of the locker room, incapable of staying on their ft in a yr of disappointments. But so was that of Ricky Rubio, who attended the media together with his head bowed, very unhappy. “I have no idea if I will continue next year. I don't want to make the decision in advance, but rather spend a few weeks with a cool head to be able to evaluate everything. It has not been easy. Now in the heat it is difficult to decide,” he stated. Days later, he discovered of his resignation from the Spanish crew, the pre-Olympics in Valencia and the Games if he certified. “I had it very decided during the season. I would have liked to go, but my sports career depends on this summer whether I continue or not. It was selfish to lend myself to the national team without being one hundred percent. “I had to think about myself at that moment,” he resolved this Friday throughout an look throughout the framework of CECOB 2024, a congress on oncological scientific trials held in Barcelona.

Rubio left basketball for six months as a result of his head stated sufficient, as a result of “he went to a very dark place,” as a result of he didn’t perceive what was occurring to him, uninterested in an orange ball that he now not needed to know something about. He didn’t title his sickness, whether or not it was melancholy or one thing else. He merely stated goodbye. Taking refuge with a sports activities psychologist and dealing on himself, attending to know himself and, as he introduced, studying to attract in grey as a result of not every part is black or white, Ricky's want to shoot baskets once more, to share a locker room. He wouldn’t do it once more within the NBA and the chance got here with Barcelona, ​​who accepted that he can be on probation for a number of weeks, who later signed him on the expense of the choice, and who prolonged his contract till the tip of the course when it was determined. return. There have been a number of months wherein his participation within the crew has gone from much less to extra, to the purpose that on events he ended up taking possession from Satoransky. But Ricky has not been what he was and has not exhibited a really refined model, regardless that he did depart flashes of that sort that falls out of his pockets. “Coming into the middle of the season and not feeling one hundred percent is not easy. I haven't been everything I expected, but I didn't have any expectations either. The balance is not good,” the participant accepted on the finish of the season.

Now, at 33 years outdated and with Barcelona open to him returning to the crew, Ricky should resolve what step to take. “I'm fine. It is true that there have been complications and I knew it was not going to be easy. I wanted to get away from the sensations I had during the season so I could have a free mind and know exactly where to go,” he said this Friday. He will not do so with Spain in the Games and it is not known if he will return to Barça or basketball. He has the word; he has earned it.

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