Updated:02/17/2021 20: 36h
Thomas Heurtel He will play this coming weekend his first game since December 13, when he last donned the Barça shirt in Obradoiro’s victory on the court (75-78) in the Endesa League. The French guard has been working with the French team since Monday, which is preparing in Podgorica for its two games in the coming days against Montenegro and Great Britain. Heurtel does not want to hear about Barcelona after his controversial departure. «I am with the French team and I want to talk about the French team. I’m happy to feel the sensations of a ‘five against five’ again, happy to rediscover the pleasure of playing basketball. I have turned the page Barça and I hope the future is bright, “he said on the website of his country’s federation.
The ex-Azulgrana has given details of how he has prepared since his departure from Barcelona on January 19. He has been exercising in Badalona at the Next MVP, a complex that he visited twice a day. «Physically I feel quite well. On a collective level it is different, because I haven’t played for two months and I’m sure I’m not at my best level. But for a few minutes I can help, ”Heurtel explained. The two meetings with his team will be important to check the level of the point guard, who has not yet decided what he will do this season: «I have had many offers from many teams in Europe, including Villeurbanne, but I have not yet made the decision whether to finish the season at a club or not. I will decide soon. However, he is aware that if he wants to be in the next Olympic Games he should be playing regularly in a team: «I want to participate in that adventure and win a beautiful medal», Admits. In any case, their selection has welcomed him with open arms. “He is motivated and fit,” says coach Vincent Collet.