Player of the Ukrainian national basketball team Ilya Sidorov shared his views on the teamwork of the team in the matches against the Netherlands (96:77) and Iceland (79:72) and spoke about the changes in the national team.
“From the team that played at the EuroBasket, we have only 5 players left. However, all the guys, without exception, showed a good game and dedication. All of them could be in the EuroBasket, but there are only 12 places in basketball. I can’t imagine how difficult it is for coaches to make such decisions.
As for the teamwork, everything was good because we all trained with each other for many years in the summer, or were on the same team.
We all know the requirements of head coach Ainars Bagatskis and his vision of the game. We completed the task for this window by 100 percent. It was very nice to see all the guys, while we rarely see each other because we play in different championships. Thanks to all the fans for their support!” Sidorov said.