Chris Horton: “Real hard workers are gathered in Loko”

The newcomer of "Lokomotiv-Kuban" shared his impressions with the journalists of "Soviet Sport" about the first days of his stay in the team.
- How do you like the first training sessions?
- There is a great atmosphere here, real hard workers are gathered in the team, - said Horton. - I am sure that it will be great to work together with this team.
- First impressions of Russia?
- (Laughs). Well, there is a lot of snow here in Moscow! I'm from Atlanta–that doesn't happen there. But it's not as bad in terms of weather as I imagined thinking about Russia. The main thing is that there is no snowstorm, right? But I actually like it – for the first time in five years I see snow.
- Krasnodar is the southernmost city among those where there are VTB United League teams. And it doesn't snow there very often.
- Yes, yes, that's why I enjoy my days in Moscow. I have already been told that there is no such thing in the south.
- Did you consult with players who have already played in Russia before deciding to move?
- Of course! I asked the guys in detail, because the question was serious. Among other things, I spoke with Alan Williams, who is well known to you. I was given exhaustive answers to all my questions – since I'm here, it means I've heard everything I needed.
- You've been in Europe for five years. Have you ever played in Russia?
- My first contract was with a Hungarian club. We had a match in Minsk. But Minsk is not Russia, right? But very close to her.
- How was the conversation with the coach about your role in the team?
- In a working and productive way. He spoke about his vision of my participation, about what I should do to be useful to the team and help bring results and victories.
- How long do you think it will take you to fully integrate into the team?
- I don't think that much. I'm in pretty good shape, my game practice, one might say, has not been interrupted. But we will definitely not rush.

Source «Soviet sport».


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