In today’s game against the Netherlands, the Czech basketball players will try to win their first win in the home group D at the European Championship in Prague. After defeats against Poland and Serbia, coach Ronen Ginzburg’s men are without a win, just like their opponent. However, the Czechs hope that the second half of Saturday’s match against the favored Serbs will set them in the mood for the remaining fight for the four promotion positions to the round of 16. The match with the Dutch will start at the O2 arena at 17:30, watch it ONLINE.
Introducing the opponent: NETHERLANDS
The orange ones are better with a soccer or volleyball ball, but watch out for them. Even though they have never watched the Olympics, the World Championship only once (1986) and the European Championship for the second time in the last thirty years, they can bite. They only lost by a basket last year against the Italians or against the Germans this year in preparation.
VOJTECH HRUBAN: “In my opinion, the dark horse of the group. They don’t have a big name, but they have been together for a long time and have several players who play in very good European leagues and have played a lot. They are experienced and I think they can surprise some teams, because they played decently even in the preparation. The players I know are very agile, fast and very good shooters. They will play mainly from the perimeter, their biggest stars are the pair of Kloof and De Jong, they demonstrate an excellent counter-attack.”
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