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Campo de estrellas: Campazzo

Campazzo: “Madrid always demands the best you've got”

NEWS | 16/11/2017

The point guard was the star of the latest instalment of Realmadrid TV's ‘Campo de estrellas’.
Facundo Campazzo was the latest star to take part in the Campo de Estrellas program on Realmadrid TV. The Argentine looked back over his career, from the beginnings in his native land, through to his arrival at Real Madrid: “After being loaned out to Murcia I couldn't wait to come back. I knew it'd be a different type of responsibility and pressure, that I was going to be playing, which was the most important thing. I trained hard for this moment, to come to Real Madrid and give it all I've got”.
 
“In my final year at Peñarol I knew I wasn't going to carry on. My contract was ending and I was keen to go back to Argentina. It was a perfect ending. We finished as champions and brought to an end a six-year cycle in which I won four titles. It was incredible”.
 
Real Madrid interest
“My agent comes to me and says one option is Real Madrid, and the other, Sevilla. He told me to choose. I was 21 years old and they're telling me about Real Madrid, my eyes lit up. I couldn't believe it, nor could my family. They couldn't wait to buy the jersey, the scarf…”.
 
First spell
“It was my first year away from home, on another continent. At first I struggled a bit to fit into the role as third point guard. To go from playing 35 minutes in Argentina to managing five, ten, or none at all. I knew that the two Sergios were in front of me and that'd be tough to play, but it was going to be a good experience. 

I trained hard for this moment, to come to Real Madrid and give it all I've got

"My mentality was to help the team. If I had to sit out, I would cheer until I lost my voice and if I was playing, I'd help as best I could. My teammates made me feel part of the group and that was important too. We won four titles that year. It may seem as though it were easy but we battled hard. I knew the first year was going to be tough but I enjoyed it. The following year I needed to play, I wanted to show I could play in the Spanish league and they loaned me out to UCAM Murcia”.
 
Murcia
“I had two incredible years. They treated me brilliantly and I'm extremely grateful to that club, and to Real Madrid as well for letting me go. I got a lot of game time, in some big games, which is what I wanted".
 
"This period helped me to improve a lot in all the elements a good point guard needs. I tried to prepare the best I could in case I got the chance to go back to Real Madrid. Whenever I played them I was even more motivated and I always wanted to win. Madrid always demands the best you've got”.
 
Ideal player
“I'd like to have Llull's heart, Carroll's shooting, the talent and height of Randolph, Doncic's youth and Nocioni's leadership”.

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