Sergey Karasev talked about the 2019 Basketball World Cup and the target of Russia in the upcoming tournament.
Here is what the Russian forward told FIBA:
On the aim of Russia in the World Cup: “We can surprise a lot of people. We have plenty of experience, players that have very good talent and the mindset is very positive.
We are ambitious and we will play every game with all of our heart and energy. That is super important for all of us, for the national team and for the country. We are ready to show that Russia is solid, and still very competitive.”
On whether the team can make a long run in China: “Having a great start is very, very important as there are only three games to try to get to the next round and every team is going to play at 100 percent to try to have the longest run they can.
Every team is excited, ready to get the tournament going. And we have to be at 100 percent from day one to avoid any surprises.”