The Spanish contingent has tried to down play the whole affair by calling this game just another friendly fixture and have said that they would not mind a loss that much. Pau Gasol, the Spanish captain and a Los Angeles Lakers forward, has said that tonight’s game would be tough, but added that winning a friendly is not that important to the Spanish camp, considering they have their eyes set on playing in the Olympic Final on August 12th.
“It’ll definitely be a great test,” Pau Gasol said, whose side can only meet USA in the Final. “We believe in our chances, but it’s just a friendly game. Obviously we’d rather lose tomorrow and win in London.”