Evan Fournier, guard and leader of France who won silver at the Tokyo Olympics, discussed his ‘vision’ for the French national team with L’Equipe.
“We have to promote our sport culture, stop being afraid of being ambitious. I want this to change and our team can do it. We are not afraid of anyone. My vision is to become as dominant as Spain has been in the last fifteen years. Tokyo is just our first final … I want to win Eurobasket 2022. This is not the time to stop. We have the opportunity to build a dynasty. This team must grow every summer, relive the same emotions, reactivate what has made possible our success in Tokyo: putting aside the ego, fighting for each other, having this winning mentality. And starting over every year. It is an opportunity for our sport, but also something that can go beyond basketball, help sport in France. We can set an example for an entire generation. ”
The guard was France’s top scorer at the Tokyo Olympics with 18.7 points per game.
During the summer, Fournier signed a four-year, $78 million contract with the New York Knicks.