After the immense journey of the Blues during the 2020 Olympic Games, Rudy Gobert spoke of what makes the strength of the French team: its desire to win everything.
The french team basketball made the crowds dream during the Olympic Games from Tokyo. The men of Vincent Collet came close to a resounding feat, that of beating the United States finally. While they had imposed themselves against these same Americans in the group stage, the Blues lost 5 points (82-87) and obtained the silver medal. Rudy Gobert returned to the winning mentality that is now omnipresent within this team.
“So yes, in the end, you are not always going to win, there will always be disappointments, but I am happy that we were also able to transmit to the public this hope and this determination”
“Whether with the France team, or wherever I have even played, and also outside of basketball, I have always liked challenges and I have never undertaken something without having the goal of winning. And this, even if these challenges are very high. And there, I’m really happy because in the team, whether new or old, there was really this conqueror mentality, of not being afraid of anyone. So yes, in the end, you are not always going to win, there will always be disappointments, but I am happy that we were also able to transmit to the public this hope and this determination. We clung to our values and in the end, we shared with those who follow us this desire to believe in them and to dream too. Even if we lose by 5 points in the final, this silver medal – even if we wanted the gold one which is the most beautiful of the rewards -, it also made people dream and they believed in us ” explained the pivot of Utah Jazz in an interview given to CNews.