Djordjevic on WC qualifiers: I no longer understand why players won’t come

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Dionysis Aravantinos

25/Aug/18 11:29

Aleksandar Djordjevic thinks there is no reason as to why players won’t join their national teams in the upcoming qualifiers.

By Dionysis Aravantinos /

Aleksandar Djordjevic is getting his team ready for the upcoming two World Cup qualifying games. Serbia is currently third in the group standings with 10 points, behind Greece (12 points) and Germany (12 points). The 2017 EuroBasket runner-ups will travel to Heraklion, Crete and play against Greece and then come back to Serbia where they will host Estonia.

In a recent interview with ‘Zurnal‘, Serbia’s head coach talked about his team and the upcoming qualifiers, as well as Milos Teodosic, Boban Marjanovic and their situation with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Djordjevic explained why all players should be part of Serbia’s team in these games: “I no longer understand why players won’t come. The contracts are signed, summer vacations are over, and their mind has rested. I prefer to see them in front of me than to see them behind a screen. It’s not an obligation, but many of them certainly want to give more to their national teams.”

Besides, he also discussed his plans for next week regarding Teodosic and Marjanovic: “On Tuesday I have a final meeting with Los Angeles Clippers‘ General Manager, Lawrence Frank after which I will know everything on Milos Teodosic and Boban Marjanovic’s situations and whether they’ll join the team. Both of them traveled to Los Angeles to meet with doctors and athletic trainers. On Monday and Tuesday they will practice, and then a decision will be made. Most likely on Wednesday, the roster will feature 16 players.”