Navarro during today's Open Media Day at the Palau / PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB

The Barça Regal players were present at the Palau Blaugrana for today’s Open Media Day. Xavi Pascual’s men took advantage of the occasion to talk about their impressions of the upcoming basketball King’s Cup 2012 final, which will be played this Thursday at the Palau Sant Jordi. The team captain, Juan Carlos Navarro, admitted that he’s “very pleased and very eager to start the competition. We’re ready.”

After two complicated months, Navarro says that he’s feeling better and that he has complete confidence in the team: “it’s as if we’re playing a home game. We’re going to try and win the Cup. It’s a challenge we want to achieve.” If Barça Regal manages to win the tie, it would be their third consecutive Cup title - and the Club’s 23rd: “I try not to focus too much on the numbers, but the journalists always remind me of them,” the captain joked. Before Xavi Pascual’s men can celebrate, they must beat Lucentum Alicante. According to Navarro, “the first game is always the most important one for me, and the most dangerous. You have to be very alert because they have nothing to lose.”

Here are the statements made some of the Barça Regal players during the Open Media Day:

Xavi Rabaseda:

“I feel great. I do a good job on a daily basis and you have to keep in mind that I’m on a team that has a lot of good players.

“I’ll try to help the team on the court but if I can’t, I’ll cheer them on from the bench.

“I’m not superstitious. I don’t have any obsessions. Statistics are made to be broken. We know we have no margin of error so we’ll be concentrated on the game from the start.”

Víctor Sada:

“We are very eager to play for the Cup, we’ve been waiting for this moment for weeks.

“We’ll try to enjoy ourselves.

“I like challenges. We’ll give it our all.”

Training session on Tuesday

This Tuesday, Xavi Pascual will give a press conference at 17:30. Afterward, the team will train at the Palau Blaugrana. Xavi Rabaseda said: “we start our work on Tuesday and we won’t be done until Thursday.”

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