Baskonia’s captain has sent a message for the fans while the team continues working with its sights set on returning to normal after the agreement reached between the players and the club with 15% or 20% salary reductions depending on whether or not the season can be completed.
“I hope we’ll see each other soon so we can continue enjoying moments at Buesa Arena”. With these words KIROLBET Baskonia’s captain wanted to address the club fans 50 days after the last game played by the team in Gasteiztarra Stadium and after several weeks of confinement due to COVID-19 crisis.
Toko Shengelia hopes that “we come back to normal very soon”, while the team keep working “individually and as a group to try stay in shape in case the season continues,” said the player few days’ after the Euroleague’s announcement about the agreement between the clubs and the players’ association (ELPA) which provides 15% or 20% salary reductions depending on whether or not the season can be completed. An agreement reached with very goodwill on both sides. “I wanted to thank my club for taking this step forward and help us to reach this agreement. In this way we are very satisfied. It’s something very important for the players and the clubs,” he said.
The ‘bluered’ captain didn’t want to let go the opportunity to thank in a very sincere way the commendable work the “real heroes” are doing in this pandemic. “I really want to thank, send a lot of hugs and support to all the health care workers, those who work at supermarkets… All the people that are fighting on the front lines. On behalf of my family, on behalf of my team, I want to thank you very much and send you a lot of support,” he said.