Montenegro vs. Sweden: Victory is a must

Montenegrin basketball players, who convincingly lost to Germany at the start of the Eurobasket qualifiers, will play against Sweden tonight at 19:XNUMX p.m. in "Morača". Entry is free, coach Boško Radović invites fans to help the "reds"

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Photo: REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
Photo: REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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Defeat against Germany must be forgotten, Montenegrin basketball players continue qualifying for Eurobasket - Boško Radović's chosen team welcomes Sweden tonight from 19:XNUMX in "Morača".

There is not much time to prepare for the match. The "Reds" arrived from Ludwigsburg on Friday, did two training sessions before the duel, which from the beginning of the gathering was marked as very important in the fight for qualification to the European Championship, to which the top three teams from the group go.

"First of all, I would like to look back at the match in Germany, where practically nothing was good. Attitude, firmness, defense, attack - no basketball segment was at the level. But, that also happens. In truth, this national team very rarely, because the last time we had a bad performance was six or seven years ago. It's clear that it wouldn't be good if it happened again, I hope it won't. We rested a bit and are preparing for the match with Sweden," said coach Boško Radović.

At the start of the qualification, Sweden convincingly beat Bulgaria (84:70). And that's one of the reasons why tonight's game is important.

"Even though it's only the second round, I can freely say that this is a match that can pretty much determine the further course of the qualifications. That's why we are under the imperative to win against Sweden, which is a good national team, albeit weakened, without two very important players. In the duel with the Bulgarians, the Swedes showed that they are a good team, accurate in both directions," pointed out Radović and added:

"It is a selection that is made up of a lot of good players, some from the domestic league, some from other European championships, especially from Spain. There is no doubt that we have a complicated job ahead of us," Radović is clear.

He admits that he expects the team's reaction after the convincing defeat against Germany.

"It happens to much bigger teams that they play badly, and Montenegro is not exactly someone who can win or draw matches with the world, European and Olympic champions several times a year. It is also clear that this is not the team from last summer, we miss them three important players, but what's there is. We've played in combined teams before."

"I expect a better edition, because it was not good in Germany. I believe that the approach will be different," said Radović.

Entrance to the "Morača" hall is free, fans are on exam.

"The fans are always our sixth player in this hall. I think there are no favorites in this match, so every individual in the stands can help us celebrate," said Radović.

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