Bojan Dubljevic Montenegro
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In an interview with FIBA, Bojan Dubljevic referred to the participation of Montenegro in the 2019 Basketball World Cup.

Here is what the power forward/center of Valencia said:

On Montenegro advancing to the World Cup through the Qualifiers: “This campaign was tough, very tough, but our mental strength and our resilience helped us a lot.

We gave everything for a spot for China 2019 and we felt so relieved and happy when we finally got it. Oh man, this was long and hard, but it was so worth it.

We are a small country and we all know that it means a lot for all of us and for our countrymen to be in a competition like the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Our confidence got higher after qualifying, but we know also that we have to keep working hard and keep improving to have great performances in China. The qualifiers are now behind us, now we have to focus on the main tournament.”

On the national team’s presence in China: “It’s an amazing opportunity for us, for the country, for the entire people of Montenegro.

We’re a small country but we’re proud and we want to represent our nation the best way, to show that Montenegro has talent and wants to show it at the highest level.

Playing at a FIBA World Cup is probably one of the highest things to do when you play basketball and I’m really looking forward to a lot of things this summer. My teammates, the staff, all of us together, we want to do something great in China.”