Basketball players will conquer Greek defense in the quarterfinals

The coach of the coach Lubor Blazek, who is in the tournament to show the match from the match better performances and confidence, rose especially in Wednesday’s win of 73:70 over the unbeaten Belarus, which Alena Hanušová decided by the three-time winner.

It’s kicking our self-confidence. We know we can play with these rivals.I believe that it will make us the most out of the question, but that we will stop on the contrary, we eliminate the mistakes, because otherwise we look quite good, “said Kateřina Elhotová, who is the best scorer in the tournament with 17 points and the fifth best among all the players in the championship

It is up to her and Hanušová to rely on the Czech selection against Greece, which on average won only 58 points per match in the championship, making it the third best-defensive team. In addition, the Greeks, in addition, averaged 82 collections from Belarus. Even the French, who advocate silver medals, gave Greece only 51 points and won only because they themselves defended their opponents at 42 points.

“I do not know much, but it seems to defend very well.So we have to improve our defense, “said Captain Veronica Bortel. “Greece surprised me that she had even stepped out of the group. They are lucky to play simple basketball and have excellent individualities like Styliani Kaltsidu, “said Hanušová. Kaltsidu belongs to the leaders of Greece in 32 years. He uses the experience of Bourges and Tarbes and tries to close the gap between veteran Evanthia Maltsi. Former USK Prague player did not injure the tournament.

Among other hints are Orenburg player Zoi Dimitraku who scored 16 points in France.Artemis Spanu, who has the most lost balls in the tournament, is probably under the basket, which the Czechs could use.

If Greece managed to defeat, the Czechs would be one foot in the quarterfinals, and if They will be able to record the other results, they could also afford to lose the final match with the unpredictable Turkey. On the contrary, losing to Greece would move the process more into the area of ​​theory.

“I do not say hop when we have not jumped yet. The victory over Belarus, of course, is pushing us into consideration, but two more difficult games are waiting for us, and everything can be quite different.We have it in our hands, “coach Blažek said.

Both teams last played in preparation for World Cup 2010 and three times. The Czechs won twice (110: 61 and 62:56), the third duel ended with a draw of 70:70. Mutual duel did not go to Czech Championship 2009, where they lost 45:62 in the rounds and Greece later finished fifth, which is its best place in history. The only other Greek win over the Czech Republic dates back to the 2001 European Championship, when the Czechs lost 67:72 and then escaped to the quarterfinals.

The match will begin at 18:00 CEST on Friday.