Nemanja Bjelica on Serbia’s path to FIBA gold: “What if the USA loses?”

2019-08-03T15:15:43+00:00 2019-08-03T15:21:51+00:00.

Aris Barkas

03/Aug/19 15:15

Serbia can be considered the main opponent of Team USA for the gold, however, Nemanja Bjelica when asked about a potential matchup in the final of the FIBA World Cup, didn’t want to think too far

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Serbia is one of the most talented teams of the FIBA World Cup, considering the fact that it includes Nikola Jokic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Nemanja Bjelica, Milos Teodosic, Boban Marjaovic and more.

Plus the Serbs, like the Spaniards, have a clear path to the final if they stay unbeaten where in theory they can play against the USA for the gold without meeting them in earlier stages of the competition.

However, when asked about this during the meeting with the press in the Kapaonik mountain training center, Nemanja Bjelica didn’t want to dwell that far in the competition: “I have heard that if we win every game, we will play against the Americans for the gold, but what if they lose somewhere? The ball should be lowered and the team must be trusted”.

After all, the Serbs have continuity and chemistry as a unit. “I was asked if coach Djordjevic would be able to fit so many stars on the same roster, but I don’t feel like a star and nobody does here”, explained Bjelica according to Mondo. “We have Jokic, who is the best center in the NBA, he is a superstar, but when he’s here, then it’s a group of guys. Each of us will find a role and step up fo the team. The most important thing is to bring back great results”.