Basketball European Championship: Herbert discusses Benzing

For basketball national coach Gordon Herbert, the European Champions of the long-standing captain Robin Benzing was an agonizing choice.

To be honest, it was among the most difficult choice that I ever needed to make as an instructor. I really did not sleep a few days before, to be clear concerning it, the 63-year-old Canadian informed the kicker.

Herbert had actually reduced his team for the house European Championship to 14 gamers on Sunday. I prefer to have just to have Robin in this group as well as that he ended his job with the Eurobasket in Germany. He wanted that also.

inevitably a long-standing captaining decision

Inevitably, he had to make a long-standing captaining choice. Sadly, decisions for the group always influence people. It is not a choice that I like or that was and also is enjoyable in any way, claimed Herbert.

Herbert also determined versus the 33-year-old about a stubborn injury in the pelvic as well as groin location with which Benzing had to combat in summer. He just started training once again 2 weeks before our preparation begin in August, which impacted him, claimed the nationwide trainer.

Sadly, choices for the team always influence people. It is not a decision that I like or that was and also is pleasurable in any type of means, claimed Herbert.

I believe I would certainly have been worthy of to be there, stated Benzing of the German Press Company. Absolutely not with as much having fun as previously, yet as an eleventh or twelfth player. Benzing, that was last under agreement with Fortitudo Bologna in Italy, had played in the national group every summer considering that 2009. His commitment in the examination game against the Netherlands was his 167th international suit.

From August 16, the German team is getting ready for the Supercup in Hamburg. The initial round of the European Champion (September 1st to 18th) increases in Perfume and the final round in Berlin