It is easy to flatter friends and throw chiches at them even if they don’t deserve them. But in this case, the words of Facundo Campazzo for Luka Doncic, former Real Madrid figure and leader of Slovenia, Argentina’s first rival in the Olympic Games (7/26), they have total foundation. The Cordoba already beat the first crossing in the Group of Death in Tokyo 2020.
“I know several players from Slovenia. They are a very talented team, with a lot of danger in all their positions. They get along well, they have good chemistry, dynamics and they have played together for a long time. It is a team led by Luka. He is the head of the serpent”, Explained the base from Las Vegas, where Argentina concentrates before traveling to Japan.
Doncic and Campazzo complemented each other very well at Real Madrid.
At the same time he added: “They are players who are at a very high level, or at another level directly. Obviously it will require a special defense, not a single man. These kinds of players are defended as a team, which is what we are going to try. It’s going to be a battle”.
Besides Slovenia, the team led by Sergio Hernández shares a zone with Spain, the world champion (he has not yet defined his squad, although he has several NBAs), and Japan (Rui Hachimura, from Washington Wizards, the standard-bearer). The best two from each group plus the two third-highest scoring teams will advance to the quarterfinals. The other zones are the USA, France, the Czech Republic and Iran, and Australia, Germany, Italy and Nigeria.
The support of the Cordovan was decisive for the evolution of the Slovenian.
Slovenia, which will have its first Olympic experience after its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, eliminated a heavyweight like Lithuania. But this was not the only surprise of the pre-Olympics, andTo that other selected with a lot of basketball custom were not classified either, such as Canada, Croatia, Serbia and Brazil, who will watch Argentina on TV.