Monday, January 30, 2023

Facundo Campazo on Red Star: from his first praise in the press to the recognition of Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic

adventure of facundo campazo But nba ended more abruptly and quietly than I wanted, very few minutes added to it dallas mavericks Since he was hired in October and released only a month later. But it did not take long for the Argentine to find regularity in his game and warmth from the public: on 19 December it was confirmed that he would return to Europe to represent red Star From Belgrade, and making his official debut on Sunday, the sensation completely changed after that truncated move to the United States.

In the Serbian press they have already listed him as “one of the greatest reinforcements in the history” of the club from the country’s capital, and they say that in their presentation against the victory fighter mozart Shown by 86-57″Only a fraction of their rich repertoire excites the imagination of fansThank you for his wonderful assistance. And Cordovan shared those good first impressions: “I feel great, I’m happy to be here. I am excited to start playing in this team.”, he explained in an extensive interview with Mozart Sport. ,belgrade is great and the red and white family makes my life easier, We are building something big, we have a great team and we are ready to build on this momentum.”

The best of his Red Star debut

The club is currently going through a great run of form, winning 13 of their last 14 games since the hiring of coach Dusko Ivanovic, and Campazo’s arrival has only fueled optimism even more: About 7 thousand fans attended the victory monday and Euroleague tickets to face Barcelona this Friday sold out in just one hour,

However, the point guard takes advantage of this moment to reflect on how 2022 was for him, where he represented two American franchises and even America won with Argentina team: “I go one day at a time, I live in the moment, I don’t think too much about the future. I started the year in the NBA [con Denver Nuggers]During the summer I was with the national team and now I am here”, Campazo Tours. ,It was a crazy and really unforgettable year for me. I’ve learned a lot and feel like I’m a better player than before, I try to learn every day and enjoy Estrella Rosa.

Great start for Facundo Campazzo and Red Star Belgrade: he added 11 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals@kkcrvenazvezda

Despite the fact that his stage in basketball in the United States lasted more than two years, where it was very difficult for him to find regularity, Cordovan has no resentment about it: “It is different. I spent most of my career playing under FIBA ​​rules. I only played in the NBA for a little over two years, but it’s crazy out there. really amazing. Best basketball with the best players in the world, You always have to be physically and mentally prepared”, he stresses, although he also expressed his preference to play in Europe:”It was very important for me to be there, but I especially like the basketball played here., There are more strategies, you have to turn on your brain, you have less time, less space… It’s a big challenge”.

In that interview with Mozart Sport, Campazo was also asked about statements from European statistics such as luka doncic, Nikola Jokic why giannis antetocampowho find the European game more difficult, despite the fact that they shine in North America: “It’s easier for them because they have a lot of talent,” the point guard allowed himself to joke, but later explained his Speed ​​rated: “It was even more difficult for me. you have so many great athletes in the nba, If a player doesn’t play much, he is dying to show what he can do, he gives his best in every game. And he works hard in defense, good in attack. I gave my best in every game and I have to admit I enjoyed it.”

He also took the opportunity to reflect on some of the stars he shared the dressing room with:I improved a lot with Jokic. He is one of the best players in the world, he plays at a high level and makes all his teammates better, Very few people can do this. Luka Doncic too, it’s crazy. He is a winner on and off the field, he always thinks how to win the match, it is very difficult to find such a player. He works very hard, every day he is in the gym or gym. Before the game, after the game, on his day off… it surprised me., I didn’t expect him to train so much, considering he spends a lot of time on the field, and after games he lifts like crazy, takes shooting drills… Nothing came naturally to him, he works hard to play at that level”, Campazzo admitted from Slovenian.

His arrival in Serbia will also mean meeting another compatriot, luca villadoza, who left the NBA in the middle of this year to arrive at Red Star a month and a half before the man from Córdoba. Both will form part of a potent offensive trio with local nemanja nedovicAnd Campazo already showed his enthusiasm to play with them: “they are fantastic. Geniuses, winners, make everyone around them better, If you want to participate in this league then you need such players. Coach Ivanovic tries to put all the pieces of the puzzle together and we do our best as players. in the countryside”.

Campazzo Also Praised His Former Nba Teammates, Luka Doncic And Nikola Jokic.
Campazzo also praised his former NBA teammates, Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic.Twitter @@kkcrvenazvezda

Finally, even former players of real madrid He explained what his wishes are for 2023:stay healthy, continue to enjoy basketball and be part of this family i love so much”, he assured.

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