Pedro Sánchez's post on Twitter about Sergio Scariolo in 2011 before the tournament started.

Pedro Sanchez enjoyed the success of the Spanish team in the eurobasket 2022. The president of Government was a witness in berlin of the team’s victory Sergio Scariolo on France to get the fourth continental title. The president was able to congratulate all the men who won a new title in this sport for the country, a moment in which he was able to redirect his relationship with the coach. The socialist did not trust the Italian in 2011 and changed his mind.

Social networks have rescued several publications of the leader during the Eurobasket that year. A few days before the tournament started, he posted: “I hope we win in Lithuania, although I’ll admit I’m not a fan of Scariolo. That’s where we failed, in the coach.” This message has provoked ridicule from other politicians such as Gabriel Rufian. Before playing against France for the first time (later Spain would win in the final) Sánchez stressed that “we will win… despite Scariolo”.

Speaking into the microphones of Mediaset Before the match, Sánchez changed his opinion about Scariolo without flinching, giving him several compliments: “I think Sergio Scariolo has planned the matches very well.” The President of the Government clarified that: “all of us before the Eurobasket were thinking that it was a transit team”. “We have found this selection, which is a very compact team that has reclaimed its space and is here to do great things,” he said.

Pedro Sánchez’s post on Twitter about Sergio Scariolo in 2011 before the tournament started.

Pedro Sánchez's post about Sergio Scariolo on Twitter in 2011 before playing France in the second phase.

Pedro Sánchez’s post about Sergio Scariolo on Twitter in 2011 before playing France in the second phase.

Sánchez is a great basketball fan. The socialist president knows the sport well since he practiced it for many years, coming to play in the Students. 11 years have passed between these two moments and at that time he was a candidate for the general elections after his first term as deputy. So he did not hold back when it came to expressing his opinion on many aspects far from the institutional role that he plays today.

The President of the Government also congratulated the National Team after winning their gold on social networks, but this time without making any allusion to Scariolo. “Book defense and a triple lesson for a historic victory. European champions again, basketball team! You are golden! You always have to believe,” Sánchez wrote. What was implicit is that the socialist, like others who did not believe in the coach, has had to surrender to the work of the man who has given eight medals to the country while being responsible for the four European gold medals.

The coach has lived two stages at the head of Spain. In the first, which ended in 2012, there were those comments from Pedro Sánchez that have haunted him since Sunday’s victory. After his return in 2015, the successes of the National Team have been confirming his great work. This 2022 faced the challenge of leading a team without a historic generation like that of the Junior Gold and he has surpassed it with a note with an author template in which no one doubts his talent on the bench.

Source: Elespanol

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