Basketball player “Zénith” Ertel: “the French Federation does not want to see me in the national team”

French basketball playerZenith » Thomas Ertel in the new edition of the Top View program on , he said that he was not thinking of participating in the Olympic Games to be held in Paris in 2024, specifying that the national federation was not expecting him in National team .

The Frenchman signed a deal with Zenit in September under the 1+1 scheme. After that, the head of the French Basketball Federation (FFBB), Jean-Pierre Suta, said that Ertel, 33, had been suspended from the national team in connection with the transfer to the Russian club.

— I still dream of winning the Euroleague. Last season we were close, but not close enough. As for the Paris Olympics, I have already participated in two Olympics – in Brazil and Tokyo. Moreover, the French federation does not want me to wear the jersey of the national team because I play in Russia. Let’s see what happens next, but I can’t say Olympic gold is my goal,” Ertel said on the program.

With the France team, Ertel won silver at the 2020 Olympics, won the 2013 European Championship and won bronze at the 2014 World Cup.

On Wednesday, January 25, St. Petersburg “Zenith” will play with “Uralmash” in the quarterfinals of the Russian Basketball Cup. The match will be broadcast live on Match! Game”, as well as the sites and

You can watch a replay of the Top View program on the Match! Country” at 4:25 p.m. (Moscow time) on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. (Moscow time) or on on Thursdays at 3:35 a.m. (Moscow time).

Source : MatchTV

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