Madrid, Feb 11 (EFE).- The Brazilian Leo Meindl is in the season of his confirmation in the Spanish Endesa League. After the injury that slowed down his good start to the season for two months, and the break due to the covid outbreak in his team, Urbas Fuenlabrada, in January, the forward seeks regularity with his team. “The most important thing is to keep up the level so you don’t lose 20 or win 20,” he says.
The exterior of Franca (Sao Paulo, Brazil) is one of the mainstays of a Fuenlabrada that intends to settle its game. After beating Casademont Zaragoza (77-55) and Bitci Baskonia (84-70) in one week, the Madrid team received a correction on the court of a direct rival like Coosur Betis (99-83).
“Basketball is like that, also in this league, which is very tough, there are usually good games and bad games. I think the most important thing is to try to maintain a level so that we don’t lose games by 20 or win by 20. Better that we win 20, but that we have a level and manage to maintain it”, said Meindl, in statements offered by the club.
This Sunday, in Gran Canaria (12:00 local time, 1:00 p.m. peninsular) they will try to offer a better level against a close rival in the table -they only have one more victory than Urbas, although they have played one game less-, although historically the people of Madrid have many problems on their trips to the Canary Islands, where they have only won one of their last twenty games.
“In Gran Canaria we have to do what we always do, first put the desire we have, give everything, each one the best. And try to do what we have talked about in training and continue. The spirit and the desire is what is going to change everything,” Meindl added.
The Brazilian forward credits an average of 14.3 points and 5.2 rebounds this season, which began like a storm, with 22 points and 11 rebounds in the season opener, precisely against Gran Canaria, which earned him recognition Best Latin American of the day awarded by the ACB and the EFE Agency.
However, an ankle injury in training made him have to stop during the months of October and November. In December he helped Fuenlabrada win three of their four games, before covid-19 forced them to stop competing between covid-19 outbreaks from rivals and their own.
After that unwanted break, in the four games he has played in 2022 Meindl has averaged more than 13 points, contributing rebounds, although his best performance, 17 points and 5 rebounds against Coosur Betis, did not serve for the victory of his team.
“I’m trying to do what the team needs to win the games. I still feel a little bit of the injury, until these days I had a little pain and some amplitude limitations, but I feel very good, physically I’m at my best and try to keep the level I have and help the team as much as I can”, the Brazilian player wanted.
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