The base Facundo Campazzo said this Wednesday to be “very happy to wear the national team shirt again“, after the training carried out in Buenos Aires to prepare the next matches of the qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup.
Under the orders of Néstor ‘Che’ García, in charge since September 2021, the Argentine team combines the most experienced stars such as Campazzo or Carlos Delfino with the young promises Leandro Bolmaro and Francisco Cáffaro.
After training, Campazzo, current captain of the national team and with two seasons with the NBA Denver Nuggetsspoke about his return to the national team and about his role in this third FIBA window after a abrupt season finale in the NBA.
“I’m happy to wear the national team shirt again, personally it’s not in my head to come to gain confidence or to gain pace of play. I come to contribute what the team needs and what the coach needs“, assured the point guard after training to a small group of media.
Campazzo has not played for his country’s national team since 2020 Tokyo Olympicswhich were played between July and August 2021.
Also asked about the role of Néstor García as technical director and with a squad with many young faces, Campazzo assured that what the team needs now is “the leadership of each one” with the ultimate goal of “fighting for important things”.
“SWe are a practically new group. I think that here each one gives a little to improve as a team, to improve our version and to find our best game“, he asserted.
With three wins and one loss in previous windows, is already qualified for the second round of the Qualifiers heading to the World Cup, without depending on the results he achieves in this next series.