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The words of Spain captain Rudy Fernandez after beating Germany in the semi-final reached deep inside the team’s young players as big man Willy Hernangomez admits:

Rudy is a very affectionate guy who I have known for many years. When he says those words, he means them from the heart. He is a person who has been having a hard time personally and who relies a lot on his teammates, on us, in basketball, and who gives everything for this sport. We have to be very grateful to the captain, what he does and what he is going to do,” Hernangomez said, via Eurohoops.