The player born in Spain appreciated the good reception he received from the captain and pointed out that they are prepared to achieve great things as a team.
Dominican Republic achieved the goal of advancing to the semifinals by defeating the Philippines 94-67 and will have to face Italy this Saturday.
The player of the Dominican National Team, Michael Torres, appreciated the triumph achieved and recognized that Víctor Liz has been key in what they have achieved so far.
“Our goal was to get to the second phase and we succeeded. We have to keep playing with intensity. The key was defense and we have to continue in that same line. You have to take those little things that we did and show them in the next game, ”said Torrres.
In addition, the Real Betis player in Spain acknowledged having felt well received when he joined the National Team thanks to Víctor Liz and acknowledged that he always gives the extra mile.
“I knew Victor from seeing him on TV. I think I came to the National Team six months ago, and they received me very well. He is always the first to do whatever the team needs”, Concluded the Hispanic-Dominican.
Also the leader Melvyn Lopez He thanked God, the players and the coaching staff for the victory and expressed that the key was the high intensity in the second half.
“In the end we tried to improve our speed and play in the paint. Playing with two point guards was one of the strategies we used, fighting for rebounds was the key to victory, ”said López of a team that got 39 rebounds to 32 of the opponents.
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“We are very happy with this victory. It is something that the people and we were longing for. We are going to continue working very hard for what we have left. This is step by step, and today’s step is mission accomplished ”added the Dominican leader.
In addition, López referred to the absences of Karl Towns Y Al Horford expressing “respect to those who are here.”
“I like the players who play for the country and represent the Dominican Republic. I know that Al and Karl have their reasons, and that when they are available they will play for their country ”, concluded López.
Dominican is measured against Italy this Saturday at 7 in the morning, time in the Dominican Republic, for the ticket to the group Final, where they will fight for the Olympic ticket.