Marc Gasol is ready to run for the Final Four for promotion to Girona

Granada will be the new ACB team tomorrow night if Almansa wins; the other place to make the jump to the top category will be at stake in the play-off, which consists of a first round in the best of five games, and a Final Four among the four winners. Marc Gasol has long admitted that he wants to take this phase to Girona if his team qualifies and this afternoon he acknowledged that the club is ready for the candidacy. “We have considered it, we have worked on it and we will be ready if the case arises,” he said in the preview of tomorrow night’s match against Estudiantes (9pm / Esport3) in Fontajau. It will be when the four finalists are known when the Federation opens the reception of proposals, and the pivot and president has indicated that “the people of Girona can be very sure that ours would be very, very good”.

With the play-off secured with two games to go until the end of the regular season in the LEB Or, BΓ squet Girona still has many challenges ahead. The first, for example, is to guarantee the track factor in the first round, an option that involves winning at least one of the remaining two games. Tomorrow the rival is a Estudiantes who will want to run out of the last cartridges for a direct ascent that is virtually impossible. In fact, if Granada beat Almansa tomorrow, it will be the Andalusians who will be able to celebrate their success. Gasol admits that tomorrow’s duel “is a good rehearsal for the play-offs” and invites the fans to enjoy: “There will be a great atmosphere in Fontajau (one of the best tickets of the season is expected to see one of the historians of the ACB 15 years later in Girona), before detailing that “if all goes well we will probably find them again” in the fight to go up via the play-offs.

Installed in fifth place in the standings, Jordi Sargatal’s team needs to get rid of the bad feelings shown on Sunday in Melilla. Girona clearly lost against a rival who was playing for salvation and the coach admitted that “this week we tried to recover from that game, which we did not know how to compete at all well, especially in the second half”. Sargatal wants to give “joy to the fans” aware that Fontajau will experience the atmosphere of great occasions. On Estudiantes, he said that “they know this is their last chance and that losing would have nothing to do with going straight up” and added that “we should not be influenced and we should go for our goals Β».



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