PEŠIĆ TALKED ABOUT MILUTINOV’S STATUS AFTER THE NETHERLANDS: Maybe it’s better to play in Prague all the time – we’ve never had this kind of atmosphere! – Eurobasket 2022, Basketball Sports News

Our basketball players routinely celebrated.

Basketball players Serbia, they have successfully started European Championship in basketball, triumph they Holland with a score of 100:76. In the next match, our national team plays against the hosts of the group Czech Republic today from 17.30, and after this meeting the selector Svetislav Pešić he pointed out that they The Dutch performed as expected.

– The match we expected from our opponent, the Dutch. They gave a lot of energy, motivation, without any pressure, they shot well for three points. I can’t say that we were bad, we can always defend better, but everyone here in the hall at the press conference and from our team must be aware that this is the European Championship and we should stay at this level every next game. Against Serbia, everyone wants to play the game of the season, so this is good for us tonight, we want to win every time, to be betterit started Pešić.



However, the experienced coach is aware that he will go against the selection Czech Republic be vastly different, especially after their defeat by of Poland.

– We have to be aware that every game will be like tonight, where the opposing team will give that extra effort, they will be especially motivated, without any pressure, they were under pressure today to win Poland. That victory would open up more chances for them, they lost, but we are the favorites in this group in Prague. They will look for a chance through the motivation and help of the crowd, we have to be aware that we have to play the game as we did tonight.

What the selector was particularly impressed by was the audience, which created a fantastic atmosphere at this duel. About 4,000 of our fans came to O2 Arena, and Pešić used the opportunity to make a little joke.

– I was most impressed by our audience. I have to say that during the time that we played the qualifiers, maybe it was necessary for us to come to Prague to play, because we have never received such support until now, except against Greece. What is much more important than that from the aspect of pure basketball, our team showed a professional attitude, they wanted all the players to give their maximum and that attitude is something that I liked the most. Every game brings something new, different, but the attitude towards the game and the desire to play as we prepared the game is something that is important for me, and for me.

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At the very end, the selector Serbia, he also talked about absence Nikola Milutinova. Pešić concluded that it is Ristić replaced the center well CSKA, and that everyone will get minutes.

– He is certainly a very important player in the rotation we have, but Risić showed why he is here, he is experienced, he has international experience, he was a little tight, but he played a fair game, we expect him to do the same tomorrow. As you have seen, we will continue to work like this, everyone will get minutes, some more, some less, because this is a long-lasting championship, we want everyone to get a chance, to join the team. The championship is very long, I think it will be for us. Only that injuries bypass us, that it is not like in the preparatory period, that is our wish and that is the plan for the next matches, underlined the selector of Serbia.


Source: Sportske vesti – HotSport by hotsport.rs.

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