Vitoria, Sep 20 (EFE).- Cazoo Baskonia’s new player, Maik Kotsar, explained this Tuesday that his biggest motivation “is to keep improving” and confessed that one of the attractions of playing in Vitoria is to compete in the Endesa league and in the Euroleague.
El interior estonio fue presentedado en la sala de prensa del Buesa Arena, donde debutará ante su público este domingo en un duel amistoso ante London Lions, aunque ya ha disputedo dos encuentros a las órdenes de Joan Peñarroya, quien le pide “jugar duro y darlo everything”.
The number 21 of the Barca squad felt that “roles in the team evolve over time and will be better determined”, but he prepared for the challenge that awaits him in a different, more demanding team and, a priori, less decisive role than the one he had developed in other teams.
“I saw a hungry team in which both the players and the coaches want to improve and it’s a pleasure to be here”, confessed the pivot, after the first in Vitoria, in which his compatriot Sander Raieste plays an important role in its adaptation. , although he made it clear that it was not important to sign for the Vitorian club. “The ambition of the team caught my eye,” he said.
“In my personal life, I like challenges and I have no problem continuing to improve,” he remarked of his predisposition to Vitoria, although he admitted that arriving with the team in the middle of pre-season ‘has been difficult’. “I have to learn faster, but they help, he thanked.
“I am a discreet player, I try to keep my emotions under control and I hope to give the best of myself every day,” said the Baskonia player who will try to reach the level he had in the league. Eurobasket with Estonia.
“I’m delighted to take on this challenge of playing against the best players in Europe in every game. It won’t be an easy game,” warns Maik Kotsar.
Baskonia’s sporting director Félix Férnandez admitted they were looking for “a player with his characteristics and physicality”.
“His two-point shot has improved a lot and he has evolved in recent years. He is growing and he will help us,” he said, while explaining that he is a player who has been followed for a long time. “We have seen this point of maturity now,” he said.