Czech Republic leader Tomas Satoransky talked about facing Team USA in the opener of the 2019 Basketball World Cup.
Here is what the versatile guard told FIBA concerning the match against the Americans:
“They are the favorites, and they are the reference for the world of basketball, and their competitiveness is inspiring to everyone. They are going to try to keep their crown, and everyone is looking forward to playing against them.
I can say it is special, since I have been living in America for some years now and I am going to face some players that I compete against during the season.
They have such an incredible team and I think that it is a great thing that we are going to play our first game of the tournament against them.
Facing the best team in the world is a great opportunity to evaluate your progression, and to get to know our level of competitiveness too.”