The Basketball team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which returned to Sarajevo on Tuesday from Kranjska Gora, after two days of rest on Friday will continue with the preparations for the European Championship.
B&H Team spent 12 days trainings in Kranjska Gora, and from 1st August, the coach Aleksandar Petrović has the entire squad, considering the fact that Mirza Teletović joined the team.
Actually, it was the captain of B&H team that was criticized from the selector, who was not satisfied with his form. But Petrović said that this is not such a big problem to keep him excluded from the team.
“What makes me worried regarding Teletović is that his view of his role in the team is very different from mine. The two of us will have to resolve these dilemmas”, said Petrovic for reporters on arrival in Sarajevo.
“Mirza must understand that there is no player in the world, neither Drazen Petrović did not play without teammates, nor LeBron (James) in the first year of the Miami Heat could not play alone”, added Petrović.
Selector of B&H team hopes that the problem will be solved in due time.
“I want to let you know about issues that I believe we will be able to solve in the near future, although time is running out. On 13th of August we play the first preparatory match and I hope we will manage to solve this problem”, said Petrović.
Teletović said that, as captain, he will try and continue to fulfill all the ideas of the selector.
“I’ll try to achieve as soon as possible my previous good shape and to be a true leader of this great generation of players”, said Teletović, stressing that between him and the selectors has no disagreements and that his words he understand as an encouragement for the future.
How serious he understood the criticism of the selector, Teletović showed by additional involvement in trainings to get as soon as possible his good form. On his Twitter profile he published photographs from the gym with the comments “Order, work and discipline” and “More and Stronger”
The Representation Team in Sarajevo will stay until Sunday, where they will train twice a day, and on Monday is planned a new trip to Slovenia, where they will play four control matches. The first match on 13th August B&H plays against Georgia in Celje, with the same opponent will meet and a day later in Jesenice. After that will follow the match against Slovenia (August 16th) and Russia (August 17th), after that the team will return to Sarajevo.
By the end of the preparation B&H basketball players will participate in two more tournaments in Germany and Greece, where they will play six games.
At Euro basket in Slovenia B&H will participate in the group with selections of Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The first match will be played on 4th September against Latvia.