|For Josep Franch team work is the key to success|
That spirit and passion was certainly evident in the teams win against hosts Croatia. Also while having not exactly been favourites heading into the competition, it would now be foolish to write off the chances of this Spanish team - after all, Spain does seem to be a rather powerful magnet for sporting gold.
Franch himself meanwhile has already built himself a big reputation and is another young player to roll from the Spanish production line. It bodes well for the future of the senior National Team - although just don't expect him to follow in the same footsteps as a certain other point guard who also started life at DKV Joventut.
"Ricky (Rubio) is a great player and I think people will make comparisons because of our positions and because of Badalona.
"However, I want to be a player on my own and as myself - this is of course very important for me."
Like all of the other prodigious talents that pass through the doors of Badalona, Franch has been given a taste of the ACB as well as getting experience in European competition. However, he has been learning his trade in the third tier of the Spanish game with CB Prat Joventut - but is now expecting a re-call and is anticipating a big 2010-11.
"I played for some time in the Liga ACB but started last season in LEB Plata with the second team - I also finished the season with them.
"I was training with them every day and I am very happy with the season that I had because I got some good results for myself.
"Next season I will be back with the first team and playing in the ACB.
"We are a very young team and we don't have a lot of players yet. We are still working to sign more players and we will have to see what the team is like and what our expectations are of the new season."
For now though, Franch is simply focusing on ensuring Spain have one more reason to arrange a fiesta - the time and place? How about in the city of Zadar late on Sunday evening?