Zvezdan Mitrovic on World Cup Draw: We Think about Ourselves First, and then About Rivals

By , 18 Mar 2019, 14:31 PM Sport
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Montenegrin basketball national coach Zvezdan Mitrovic said that in the preparations for the World Cup, he would think about his team and the game, and only later about their rivals.

"The Red" will play against Greece, Brazil, and New Zealand in Group F.

"We will focus only on ourselves. We are interested in what condition our guys will arrive to the preparations, whether they will all be in the perfect shape. We will think about us and our game, and later about our rivals," Mitrovic said.

Greece is the favorite in the group.

"I said before the draw that apart from the Americans there is not much difference from the strongest hat. If Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing, the Greeks will certainly be the main medal candidates. However, in the competition of Serbia that could happen to us, they are still a better choice, under the condition that Antetokounmpo will not play. A lot will depend on the composition, certainly, the Greeks are a team with great potential and experience, but they are very much dependent on the motivation. During some championships they are excellent, and in the next one, they can completely fail," Mitrovic said.

Brazil is a traditional force from South America

"Brazil is an attractive opponent, in any case, we will see what their composition will be. We know good players in the NBA league and Europe, but we will see who they will invite and who will come from the domestic championship," Mitrovic said.

And New Zealand has a great tradition

"New Zealand is certainly a good team; it's definitely not the one we will easily win," he said. "What I know is that they always play extremely hard. What they show at continental championships can be very interesting, "Mitrovic concluded.

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Text by Vijesti sport, on March 16th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

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