The Spanish basketball coach, Sergio
Scariolo, He considered after the 96-53 victory in the second friendly against Iran that every day is “a step forward”, that they made “a second better quarter” and recalled that his next rivals, France Y USA, they have “a very high standard”.
“We are with a very heterogeneous group, with a lot of difference in age, experience, talent. We are trying to homogenize it and every day is a step forward, today it has certainly been a second better quarter and now we have to keep moving forward and limit a little options, rotations, etcetera, “he said after the game at the WiZink
Center from Madrid.
The coach recalled that this summer they have a “shorter” concentration and from now on they will face France twice and the United States rivals “of a very high level.” “It will be good for us to get closer, not getting it of course because there is much left, to the face we want to have,” he added.
About France, which will be measured on Thursday in Malaga and Saturday in Paris, considered that it will be “an extremely hard and physical test” before a team “of great talent, full of players NBA, of high European level, with that physical-athletic exuberance. “” It will tell us where we have to improve, surely, “he added.
Scariolo confirmed that the 18 players who are currently concentrated will not travel to Paris, so he will make discards earlier, which he will decide tomorrow. “I do not think they will all travel. Tomorrow we will see. I am waiting for the medical part, depending on the training and how many players we need to train these two days in conditions,” he concluded.