In an interview with the New York Times, Luka Doncic expressed his disappointment with the elimination of Slovenia from the 2019 World Cup.
Here is what the 2017 European Champion said:
On the elimination of Slovenia from the 2019 World Cup: “I’m so disappointed. We’re the European champions. We should be playing.”
On the qualification system of FIBA: “To be European champions and not be in the World Cup, it’s tough. I don’t know why they changed it.”
On whether he will play for Slovenia in the next competitions: “Olympics, next EuroBasket, next World Cup — I want to play for the national team whenever I’m available. If I don’t have injuries, I’ll play.”