Prior to the Final against France, Spain captain Rudy Fernandez says he wants his younger teammates to enjoy the upcoming experience:
“I see them happy and wanting to face something that is going to be unique. There’s no need to tell them anything, just enjoy the moment. Neither I at 37 nor Usman [Garuba] at 21 know if we’ll return to a Final. In the end, a lot of things happen in sports and it shows that in the end the favorites can collapse. At this point, we don’t know if we’ll do it again,” Fernandez said, via Eurohoops.