Sasha Djordjevic: “Our players show quality, talent and pride”

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11/Sep/18 21:57

Serbian NT head coach Sasha Djordjevic has faith in his team for the September Qualifiers.

By Eurohoops team /

Just before Serbia faces Greece in Crete, Sasha Djordjevic praised his players’ qualities and noted Serbia’s hunger for victory on Basketball Sphere.

There is a great desire and concentration in all guys. Bjelica had problems with his neck but came back to the training after therapy. Micić missed a couple of training days, but he has been practicing since yesterday. We had seven days of good, strong training. […] Our players show pride, knowledge, quality, talent in each training”, Djordjevic noted.

The Serbian coach also praised Greece’s experience, noting that they have an experienced core of players.

“They play together for a long time, we must be ready for this. Bourousis carries great experience, Antetokounmpo has athleticism. Printezis, Mantzaris, Calathes, Papapetrou, Papanikolaou play together for a long time, they have character. Each year Greece reaches the eighth-finals or quarter-finals in all competitions. They are now relieved because they have a 6-0 streak”.

On a final note, Djordjevic hopes for Serbian EuroLeague players to join the selection in the following windows. “I hope that our Euroleague players will play in the following duels. They do not have to play in both, at least one. I think we can come to an agreement with these players and their clubs”.