Complicated beginning, now I’m starting to get into the mechanics
Giordano Bortolani, the only Milanese in the LBA and under contract with Olimpia Milano until 2025, talks about himself in “Uomini e Canestri”, Luca Chiabotti’s column about Repubblica Milan.
«My father is from Milan, my mother is Sicilian. When I started school, they took me to Milan. I started playing at Schuster, in Via Feltre, the same club as my father and where my grandfather also helped. Then, at the age of 18, Stefano Bizzozero, now an assistant in Serie A, invited me to train at Olimpia and the best years began, those of the youth team, the afternoons at Paialido».
«I’m now starting to get into the mechanics of Verona, the beginning was complicated. After Brescia and Treviso, this year we decided to play in Spain, in Manresa, but then it didn’t work out, also because of my somewhat impulsive nature, and I returned to Italy.”
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«For people like me, Pecchia or Amato, who grew up in the Olimpia youth team, the transition to Serie A is difficult: you always have a squad of 17-18 players, who from the youth team do not even train with the first team , You do not have to . So you go somewhere else and you need a bit of luck there too. But I’m not saying anything new, it’s the same problem I’ve always heard about».