The Spanish-Montenegrin center Nikola Mirotic assured that his "commitment to the Spanish national team will always be valid", but as a result of fatigue, among other factors, he will not be able to be with Spain in the World Cup in China.
In a public note, the new player of Barcelona wanted to explain his situation, after the Spanish coach, Sergio Scariolo, said that the absence of Mirotic on the list, like that of Serge Ibaka, is because none "gave availability".
"Today the FEB has communicated the list for the next World Cup and, despite the insistence of both coach Sergio Scariolo and President Jorge Garbajosa, I had to make the tough decision not to be present at this next tournament," Mirotic said. release.
"They have been important weeks, of great changes in my life and that of my family. The intensity of these decisions coupled with the demanding end of the NBA season have led me to this situation. During the season I have suffered two major injuries, one on my ankle and another on my hand just at the end of the regular season, "the statement added.
Mirotic continued his argument recalling the physical problems that have caused the injuries: "Both have been a brake on my progression and despite this I have performed at the highest level. Now I have made the decision to work throughout the summer to be able to offer my best version on the return to Europe. I need it and I am convinced that it is what I have to do. "
Finally, Mirotic assures that there is no fissure in his commitment to the selection: "Despite this, my commitment to the FEB will always be in force and I will support my colleagues as one more to obtain the best possible result. Thanks for your understanding. "