Created: 9/3/2022 1:57 p.m
Of: Vincent Fisher
After the opening victory over France, Germany will meet Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 2022 European Basketball Championship. We report in the live ticker.
- European Basketball Championship: Germany vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Saturday, 2:30 p.m
- euphoria after opening win against France: DBB team wants the second win
- Maodo Lo warns Bosnia Herzegovina: “Don’t see us as favourites”
Cologne – The euphoria after the German basketball players’ dream start in the 2022 European Championship is great. After the brilliant and well-deserved victory against the title favorites France, the team around coach Gordon Herbert also want to win game two against Bosnia-Herzegovina. More than 15,000 frenetic spectators are again expected on home soil in Cologne’s Lanxess Arena.
Maodo Lo warns about Bosnia-Herzegovina: “Don’t see us as favourites”
On paper, Bosnia-Herzegovina is a feasible task for Germany’s basketball players. But the surprise in the World Cup qualifier against France and the European Championship opening win over Hungary make the team around NBA center Jusuf Nurkic in Cologne a tricky test for the hosts. “Bosnia beat France recently. They’re a different team with different weapons. We have to adapt to them and try to play our game. I don’t see us as favourites,” said point guard Maodo Lo.
If the second win is achieved in front of a full ranks again on Saturday (2.30 p.m. / Magentasport), the final round in Berlin is within reach. “We can open the door to the round of 16,” said President Ingo Weiss on Friday. After the rousing 76:63 victory over France, it is important to transport the euphoria into the second game. The emotional jersey ceremony for Dirk Nowitzki and a strong collective performance ensured a perfect start to the home tournament (until September 18th) on Thursday.
Germany vs Bosnia-Herzegovina in the live ticker – will the DBB team continue to soar?
But the group remains tough, after Bosnia, Lithuania (on Sunday) and European champions Slovenia (on Tuesday) are waiting one after the other. “You learn more from failure. You just have to be careful that you lose at the right time,” said national coach Gordon Herbert, who has great respect for Bosnia. “They have very talented players. It’s a different type of team than France,” added the 63-year-old. In our live ticker for the European Basketball Championship between Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Saturday from 2.30 p.m., you won’t miss anything. (vfi/dpa)