07/19/2021 at 6:48 PM CEST
Gregg Popovich, coach of the United States basketball team, praised the Spanish team and the game proposed by Sergio Scariolo, in addition to highlighting the figure of Pau Gasol, after the match that pitted the United States against Spain, with victory for the American team by 83 to 76.
“Scariolo is a good friend and he has a team that executes his game very well. It is very nice to see them play and see how they read the game. They are not at all selfish, “said Popovich. When asked by Pau Gasol, the American coach wanted to highlight the figure of the Blaugrana player despite the 41 years he carries on his legs.”Pau is still a great competitor and he is still a great basketball player. “
With this victory, the United States reaffirms the improved image after the first two defeats in preparation for the Olympic Games, and their coach wanted to emphasize the improvement of the team, especially in defense and fluidity in the game.
“We just want to keep improving. The defense has been very solid and we improved in attack in the third quarter. We moved the ball better. We are getting better as the days go by“.