In the absence of Nicolas Batum and Nando de Colo, the captain’s place in the France national team became vacant. During the Blues press conference, this Tuesday in Nanterre, the topic was discussed and Yvan Fournier appears to be the candidate in the best position to wear the armband with the Blues.
One month before the EuroBasket, Team France must appoint a new captain for this new campaign. If the choice seems to lie with Yvan Fournier, it will not be so simple, especially since we have to offset the essential contribution of Nicolas Batum and Nando de Colo, who wanted to ignore the competition and who naturally took over from Tony Parker and Boris Diao with the Blues.
Since the height of his 29 years, Yvan Fournier has shown himself to be the strongest candidate for this responsibility within the France group as well as one of the most crowned candidates. A niche he claims but does not publicize to run for the leadership of the Blues, quite the opposite: “When you’re a captain, you necessarily have responsibilities, but that’s not something I claim I don’t necessarily have a certain desire to be a captain. Anyway, leadership happens naturally on the pitch. It will be the coaches’ decision and it will be respected, that’s it.” For his part, coach Vincent Colette realized that the number 10 has a perfect appearance To take on this role: “He has the right profile already. He has to be at the service of the team, influence the team’s performance a little more than the other players, always be at the support of his teammates, and be an outstanding succession to the staff, as Vincent Colette described. In this sense, Evan is one of the among the obvious candidates.”
“Obviously I’m the captain of the team.”
If the desire to become a captain doesn’t overflow the New York Knicks’ back, he has turned out to be an athletic defender by education and top scorer for the Blues in the last three major competitions, but he tends to be a natural. A leader like Tony Parker was, according to general manager Boris Diaw: “In all my years in the French national team, I was never the top scorer. There are leaders who are charismatic and natural, Tony Parker It was when I was captain. The person most outstanding in the eyes of the general public is not necessarily the one to be named. This is why it is important that the decision is made together. »
If his stances were always straightforward and clear, he replied without wooden language that he was not a spokesman for the Blues: “JHe said it was obvious that I was the captain of the team. I have a certain weight in regards to that because I am one of the most capped people, and one of those with the most experience. But it stops there. It’s just a personal story and experience.» However, the decision was made jointly on Wednesday afternoon but the identity of the captain has not been revealed.
Aug 5, 2022 at 9:58 am
One month before the EuroBasket, Team France must appoint a new captain for this new campaign. If it seems that the choice lies with Yvan Fournier, it will not be so simple, especially since we have to make up for the essential contribution of Nicolas Batum and Nando de Colo, who wanted to ignore the competition and take over the natural… .
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