By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greek national team seemed to have everything under control as they won all five games in the first stage of FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Head coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos was very satisfied and believes things will improve further as he expects more players to be available for the second round. Especially Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo:
“I think Giannis will be with us in September. Unless something extraordinary and very serious arises, I think he will come to the national team. He is aware of everything about the camp, he has the training program. He has shown interest and I think he will be in the national team for the first games of the next phase.”, Skourtopoulos told fiba.basketball.
Although he welcomes the new arrivals such as Giannis, the Greek coach makes it clear that even without such reinforcements the team is ready for the challenge at hand: “We want to show that we operate properly. And I’m sure there are places in the final roster for the players who made a huge effort during the windows if we qualify for the World Cup in China. I think a significant number of the players who played in the windows will have a place on the final roster. There will be an opportunity to be compensated”, Greece boss finished.