A week of oxygen after the Copa del Rey

The Valencia Basket expedition returned yesterday to Valencia from Malaga where on Saturday they lost in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid (95-76), postponing, once again, the dream of winning the second Copa del Rey after the solitary title achieved in Valladolid 98. Those from Mumbrú return home with approval after beating Gran Canaria in the quarterfinals but succumbing in the semifinals against a Real Madrid that started as the clear favorite. A balance that leaves a bitter taste and that now focuses all the Taronja energy on the League and the Euroleague.

After leaving behind the Copa del Rey and therefore one of the taronja objectives of the season, Valencia Basket faces a week without competition that will serve to gain oxygen in the face of the decisive coming weeks where the future of the Valencian team in the Euroleague will be decided and in the Endesa League.

The break in the competition motivated by the FIBA ​​Windows will give Álex Mumbrú and his team time for reflection and analysis. A well-deserved rest that comes at the best time for a team saturated by the accumulation of games.

But not all the Taronja players will be able to rest this week since three members of the squad are training today, Monday, with the senior team. These are Víctor Claver, Jaime Pradilla and .

In addition, youth player Sergio De Larrea will be part of the squad as he is one of the six players invited to train with the national team with the aim of gaining experience.

Claver, Pradilla and López-Arostegui are meeting with Spain today in Zaragoza where on Thursday the 22nd they will face Latvia (8:00 p.m.) and on Sunday the 25th they will face Belgium in Charleroi (5:30 p.m.). The rest of the squad rested yesterday and today and will return to training tomorrow, Tuesday.

Valencia Basket will thus have a quiet week since it will not return to the competition until next week. The next appointment for Mumbrú’s team will come in the Euroleague where on Thursday, February 29, they will visit Virtus de Bologna. In the League they will no longer play until March when on Sunday the 3rd they host Zunder Palencia at La Fonteta. Qualifying for the Euroleague pla-off, or in the play-in and finishing the Regular Phase of the Endesa League as high as possible to face the playoffs with guarantees are now the two most important objectives.

2024-02-19 03:00:21
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