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The big Comeback to France!
What motivated your choices?
I wanted to come home for the rest of my career, I didn’t think it would happen so soon but I had the opportunityto come back to Montpellier. They have an interesting set-up. I also wanted to move closer to my friends and family. And above all it was a new challenge. Bourges has been winning the championship for several years and I would like to win it one more time after seven years. It won’t be easy but that’s pretty challenging!
Champion with your Italian team! You thought you didn’t have anything more to prove there?
I’m really happy to get to leave on a victory. I spent 6 years in Italy and won 5 years in a row. These were the greatest years of my entire career. I’ll miss the country a lot for sure but I am happy to come back.
What are you happy to get back to?
I am happy to play in the French championship again which is, to me, one of the best in Europe.
What will be your best memory?
It’s hard to pick one among all of the good memories I may have. But I’d say my first title with Taranto 6 years ago. The Hall was packed with more than 5 000 fans!
In one word, how would you qualify your Italian experience?
Still in one word, how do you imagine your steps back in France?
In six years, you built a lot of your life in Italy…are you a person that gets attached a lot, or because you’re used to frequently move, you get attached but manage to move on fast?
As years went by, I changed a lot. I remember my very first year in Bourges, I was literally crying at the end, I was se sad to leave the team. It did affect me. After that I understood that that was my job and I couldn’t get attached that much. So now I feel good with my team, spend good times but I guess I don’t really get emotionally involved, not too much anyway.
So are you rather out of sight out of mind or the opposite?
I’m totally the opposite. My family and friends are my world. But sometimes you spend time away for too long and relationships get scattered, you can meet with some friends and realize you don’t share a lot anymore and you end up getting bored. That’s a shame but luckily enough this applies to a minority of friends.
And to finish you played abroad and piled up experiences, were a representative of France for the Olympic Games…What are your goals today? What is left for you to have THE PERFECT career ?
I think most of my dreams came true. Today I would really like to win the French championship. I am not expecting much from the EuroLeague which is a really high level competition.
The perfect career for me is to enjoy what you do to the fullest and win as much as possible. But mostly the pleasure of the game and results usually follow.