“We have an important match against Bulgaria on Sunday, we are aiming for victory”

“We have an important match against Bulgaria on Sunday, we are aiming for victory”
“We have an important match against Bulgaria on Sunday, we are aiming for victory”

The head coach of the Montenegrin national men’s basketball team, Bosko Radovic, admitted that victories over Bulgaria and Belgium are the main goals for the team in Group A of the European Championship in Georgia.

The Montenegrins beat the Belgians 76:70 in the first game of the day’s program today at the Tbilisi Arena, and on Sunday they will face the Bulgarian basketball players.

“An important match for us. We played good defense for maybe 37-38 minutes. Due to the importance of the match, we increased the gap twice, and then made several mistakes. But the most important thing is that we won. We also have a very important tomorrow. Our goal is these two matches Belgium and Bulgaria. We have 24 hours to rest,” commented Radovic.

The specialist added that he did not have many opportunities to rest some of his competitors. “If we had kept a bigger margin, there would have been an opportunity for more players to log minutes. But because of the importance of the match, we made mistakes and there were some with more than 30 minutes,” said Bosko Radovic.

“This group is pretty tough and I think all the teams are playing good basketball. He expects a tough match against Bulgaria as well. We’ll see what they do today, but we’ll try to win tomorrow,” concluded the coach.

Montenegro international Kendrick Perry commented: “Belgium didn’t give up until the end and fought hard throughout. We bounced back from the heavy loss against Turkey on the first day. We stayed calm for most of the match. I am pleased that we managed to end the match with a win. Now we have to prepare for the clash with Bulgaria.”

The head coach of Belgium, Dario Gergya, said that he is already thinking about the point difference in the matches, which at the end of the group phase could prove to be decisive for advancing to EuroBasket 2022.

“There were two key moments in the game. The beginning of the second part, when they did not play anything special, but they made a difference to us and the series of 14:0. Then in the third quarter we allowed them easy baskets. On the other hand, I am very happy with the last part. In the end, we were also careful about the difference in points, because you never know what will happen in the group. Minus 6 is better than minus 8 or minus 10,” Gergya explained when asked why his players did not commit fouls in the last seconds.

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