Gasol Confident Spain Can Win Olympic Gold
Pau Gasol believes Spain can win a gold medal at this summer’s Olympics.
“My expectations are high. It will be a tough competition for everyone but I’m looking forward to being in London,” Gasol said. “My teammates and I will fight for the gold medal. I think that we can win the tournament. We have a lot of talent and everyone will be very motivated to give it their all on the court. We’re afraid of no one.”
Gasol led all players in scoring at the 2008 Olympics, where the Spanish team lost to the United States in the championship game.
“Sometimes I think about that game. But it will be different in London,” Gasol said. “It would be good to have a rematch this summer because the USA national team is always a strong opponent. But it would be a huge mistake for everyone to consider USA and Spain as the only contenders for the gold medal. Every team will be giving their best to reach the medals.”