The bad start of those led by Sergio Hernandez against Slovenia (118 to 100), with a Luka doncic (48 points) indefensible, he left it difficult in the zone and now he is obliged to achieve a victory or a narrow defeat and thus speculate with one of the places for the two best third parties.
This Thursday’s game against Spain will start at 9:00 am, Argentina time, at the Super Arena in the city of Saitama and with transmission of TyC Sports and the Public TV.
Argentina will go out with Facundo Campazzo, Nicolás Brussino, Patricio Garino, Luis Scola and Marcos Delía.
The best of the loss to Slovenia was seen holding the captain’s hand, Luis Scola, which started the fifth Olympic event of his career (he was also in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 Y Rio de Janeiro 2016) with 23 units (9-14 in doubles, 0-4 in triples, 5-7 in free), 4 rebounds, an assist and a cover in 27 minutes.
“We all knew that they could hurt us with the rebound and we know how to play with our defects and virtues but we lost it now. We have a rule with the rebound, we do not go to the rebound because they are going to take it, we go to the player. When there is a shot we cannot go to the rebound, we have to block the rival in the two rings. In offense less, we only go with one or two and the rest to the balance “, explained “The Sheep” Hernandez.
“We have lost all that, something made us confuse that we can play the aerial game and that we cannot do against anybody. There is no rival less athletic, less tall and less heavy than ours. We have to go back to the sources”, argued the DT in a long interview with Online Basketball Only.
Argentina will run into Spain, one of the most complicated rivals at the FIBA and one of the most dominant of the last twenty years, for which the coach analyzed: “They keep some people from their Golden Generation and have been together for many years, that gives it a plus. They play a more conservative basketball, less fast on the run, but with a huge level. Many of them are figures of their teams in the NBA. or they were like Marc and Pau Gasol or Ricky Rubio “.
“They play a very special game against us and we haven’t beaten them since 2010 at the World Cup in Turkey. Our players know each other a lot, it will be a rhythm game. They will try to cut our career, I suppose”the coach concluded.