Djordjevic on World Cup: Several teams seem improved starting off from Greece

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Giannis Askounis

13/Jun/19 14:02

No favorite tags needed for Serbia, according to head coach Sasa Djordjevic.

By John Askounis/

Sasa Djordjevic sat down with Sportski Zurnal to discuss the Serbian National Team and the upcoming FIBA World Cup. His team will initially face Angola, Philippines and Italy, but is expected to move on to the latter stages of the tournament at China and ultimately test its strength against the toughest competition the World Cup will have to offer.

“It’s time to put the emotions aside and calmly analyze the situation” he said and explained: “There is a very difficult and challenging tournament ahead of us. Several National Teams seem improved starting off from Greece and Giannis Antetokounmpo, the most dominant player in the NBA.”

He went on pointing out many attributes of France, Lithuania, Spain, Australia, Canada, USA and China, before noting: “I believe in our team and our players, but we must not approach the competition thinking we are guaranteed a spot in the Finals, that we are the favorites. We will have to play eight games in 15 days, which means all 12 players will need to be ready for difficult challenges.”