Evan Fournier: “Who can say that it’s 100% impossible to beat Team USA?”

2019-04-07T16:48:49+00:00 2019-04-07T16:48:49+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

07/Apr/19 16:48


Evan Fournier trusts that his team can knock Team USA at the FIBA World Cup 2019 this summer if the teams meet in a big game.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Speaking to L’Equipe and as adapted by FIBA, Evan Fournier confirmed he wants to play in China and, when asked what the aim of France would be, he was clear.

“Win. Who dreams of being second? The USA has more talent, they’re better, okay. But in one game, who can say 100 percent that it’s impossible to beat them?”

The United States has not been infallible in its history. Yet, since its 101-95 defeat to Greece in the semifinals of the 2006 FIBA Basketball World Cup, they have not lost in a FIBA competition, or at the three Olympic Games that have followed.

As for Les Bleus’ draw and Group in the first right, Fournier doesn’t want to talk about its difficulty. “I don’t think about it that way,” he said. “We have to finish first, period. A World Cup is hard. We have to worry about ourselves, create our own group, enter our own bubble. If we do this, as Slovenia did at FIBA EuroBasket 2017, we will beat everyone.”