Balvin was injured with Czechia in the last window FIBA. He was the top rebounder of the ACB, a reference for Bilbao, and the League, He came from a great game in Seville (41 valuation) and although his country is classified for the Eurobasket, he could not defect. “It was important to attend the call for the ranking for the groups and for the classification for the Games. I did not go to touch my balls,” he says annoyed. The injuries have already embittered him on other occasions. And it has them engraved with fire. Like in the Czech Republic, before playing a Final Four, with a torn ligament. Or in Gran Canaria with Pedro Martínez when the team started a comeback in the standings. He is the captain and the leader in Miribilla is known.
At the beginning of December he injured his foot and that’s when the evils began at RETAbet. In this imminent stoppage he will stay at home to fully recover. “It has been almost two hard months, with injections in the ankle to help recovery and return sooner,” he says. He did his bicycle and swimming in the pool, but when it came time to get on the court, it was difficult for him. Then the level of physical resistance, for a 2.17 like him, has played an important role. “When I came back and you go up and down, I asked for the change because I was dead, the strong leg muscle could not work as usual.”
In his absence, a lot has happened. More reinforcements have arrived and few wins have been added. That makes you feel much more responsible. “You see in each game that you cannot help and it is difficult for you to get used to it. Injuries are part of this sport, but they never come at a good time. I try to be a leader from the beginning,” he says. A Greek media was also invented that had an offer from Olympiacos, something that has been denied. For the Czech center, that a team is a pineapple is an added value, something that he was able to see last year: “It was easier to make a group, go to dinner, take a walk … this year it is more screwed up and that affects. If there is continuity with most of the block, it is easier to have chemistry, is one of the keys. We need to create it. If you have her, everything goes much better. There are players touched, it is a mental issue, but you win a game and it can be changed automatically, “adds Mumbrú’s five.
Balvin admits that they lack toughness and that it shouldn’t affect them so much to see themselves down. “We cannot change more people.” He is one of those who misses the fans. “With Burgos we have the best fans, it is a necessary plus.” And bet on the continuity of Mumbrú: “I don’t see the need to change the coach, I am happy with your philosophy. If it were a problem, Rafa (Pueyo, sports director) will solve it. There have been many problems and things were not working. On the court neither Alex (Mumbrú), nor Rafa nor Pedja (Savovic, general manager) are going to get the games out. We have to pull with pride and we will be able to do it. “Finally, he points out with his resounding Castilian what he thinks of the entire Windows system:” FIBA, Euroleague and NBA do not respect. They seem to fight to see who has it the longest. ”