In an interview with FIBA, Ersan Ilyasova spoke about his target with the national team of Turkey in the 2019 Basketball World Cup.
Here is what the experienced forward said:
On his goal with Turkey: “I’d like to win another medal or more for the national team before I stop playing.
I know it’s always tough to reach the medal spots and win titles because there are always more and more National Teams that can compete for the top spots in international competitions.
I also have the goal to help bring Turkey back to the Olympics by having a good run in China.”
On playing against Team USA: “We lost in the Final in 2010 but it still remains as one of the best memories I’ve had in my career.
It’s the best team in the world and I’ve been living in the country for so long now, so it’s always special to play against the Americans.”