By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
In a great interview published by the French newspaper “L’Equipe”, Nicolas Batum makes his public self-criticism for his summer with the French national team, revealing that the team and himself had their issues.
As he explained: “Our tournament was very disappointing. It was perhaps our most important tournament and we were not really there. We were a little overconfident, like “it’s good, we know each other, we will be ready on D-Day. We were perhaps too focused on the semi-finals, before playing the quarter-finals. The tournament had not started yet and one wondered how to avoid one or other team in the semis! Today, I still want to know what happened. Collectively and personally”.
Batum is referring to “calculations” in order to avoid the USA in the semifinal, however he knows that he also didn’t performed well: “This was perhaps my worst tournament in eight years. Since last year, I do not necessarily know what I should do. When they say to me that Nando De Colo is the boss of the national team, today I know it. It does not bother me. If they are two creators in the starting five and they say to me “Nicolas you have to start the game on the bench”, I don’t care. I have to adjust. You learn by your mistakes and I made a great blunder”.