The Czech guard reflects on his second year back at Palau Blaugrana.
Less than a week after making his 100th appearance in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, FC Barcelona guard Tomas Satoransky is feeling good. The 32-year-old, who returned to Barca in the summer of 2022, is now Blaugrana’s second captain and he is determined to pay back the faith placed in him by the club’s supporters.
The arrival of Roger Grimau as Barca’s head coach this summer saw Satoransky given a bigger leadership role, something the Czech Republic international is greatly enjoying. Having now played 101 EuroLeague games, all with Barca, Satoransky’s 7.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists have helped the Blaugrana go 7-2 through the first nine games and a perfect 5-0 at home.
“I’m officially the second captain, which is a big honor for me,” explains Satoransky. “To be the captain for a team like Barcelona, the city and a team that I have a history with, and I fell in love with, [is huge] because this is my second time being here in Barcelona.
“I have always been happy with the support of the fans – they always wanted me to come back. So I’m glad that I could keep that promise, I feel proud about it and I’m always trying to do my best, not only for myself and the team but also for the fans and everybody who supports Barca, because I think that’s what is the nicest [thing] about European basketball.”