Now we have arrived in Madrid as you may have seen already. Of course, we always fly by our own private jet together with our lovely cheerleaders, who are not so lovely at all, as a US-born sportswriter figured out.
So I will share my room with Nikos, who is particularly motivated but also a bit afraid of Friday’s game. Why, you may want to know? We’re playing against Tau Ceramica, who has a Brazilian player in their roster. And Nikos is not the Brazilians’ best buddy. Do you remember…?
So they put him together with a big guy in one room to make him feel secure — Nice psychological move by the coaching staff.
What is quite unfair is the temperature over here. I mean, we live in Moscow — not the warmest place on earth. But here in Madrid, they’re forecasting 30 degrees for the weekend. The other teams come from Spain, Italy and Israel; they’re used to these temperatures. OK, so this may be used as an excuse if we lose. But we don’t lose.
By the way, IBN Forum was pretty quiet today about my future. So that’s good news. I can concentrate on practice tomorrow and be ready for the game on Friday.