Luis Scola it is a competitive animal. That’s why at 41, the champion in Athens 2004 still leads the basketball team and he is disputing his fifths Olympic Games. And, as expected, the tough 118-100 defeat against Slovenia in the debut was like a blow to Luifa, who also spoke to the press in the mixed zone after the game …
Luifa and the national team could not stop Doncic (AFP).
Visibly upset about losing at the premiere, the captain of the team of Hernánde Sheepz attended the media and Sofía Martínez, from Public TV, was one of the journalists who interviewed him. Hot, Scola answered irritated on several occasions and his statements went viral.
Anyway, the chronicler took it with some humor and posted Luifa’s responses on her Instagram account. “Argentina’s tough defeat in basketball and mine with Luis Scola”he wrote along with the video for the note.
In the interview, Martínez asked him if the defense had been the big problem against Luka Doncic and company. “118 points, 48 from one player, mIt seems pretty obvious that the defense was not where it needs to be to win a match at an Olympic Game.”, The captain started. Then, he asked him how he had seen the team: “It seems pretty obvious to me too … Right now, bad. Today we are not in a good moment, we are not playing well.“.
To end the talk, the chronicler asked him if beyond the defeat he had managed to enjoy, even in the previous one, his debut in the Games. And Scola was blunt: “It seems to me that this is not the time for this question, somewhere in between the games you ask me and yes, but right now I’m not thinking about that …”.
Luifa was one of the best in Argentina: he scored 23 points (AFP):
And although everything could have been there, in a bad attitude due to the logical fever of defeat, Scola apologized to the journalist through Instagram. In a private message, which Martínez showed in his stories, he wrote: “Hello Sofia. Sorry if my frustration seemed like it was for you. Your questions were the same as I would have asked. The frustration was with me and with the team. Sorry if I made you feel bad. We did everything wrong yesterday, including responses in the mixed zone“.
“Luis, I thank you for this message, you had no need and it has enormous value. For me it was 100% learning. If you give me your ok I will also put it in the stories. But whatever you say, this is really the end of the story “, returned Sofi in the chat.
And Luifa closed: “I know I didn’t need to, but I didn’t like the way I acted and wanted to tell you. If you want to put it, no problem, I was only interested in telling you. What I do extend to your work group, they were there too. I hope the next game will have a rematch and this time I will respond accordingly. I send you my regards and see you soon “.
To put an end to the round trip, the chronicler wrote published another story: “Whatever happens in sports, we have as captain an out of series “. The National Team will play again next Thursday against Spain (at 9 o’clock) and will close the group against Japan (on 1/8 at 1.40).