Vincent Collet’s big concern for the Blues before Italy!


This Wednesday, the France team will face Italy for a place in semi final of the EuroBasket. If the Blues are superior on paper, with two victories over the Azzurri in preparation, Vincent Collet still has a big concern.

The Blues should not necessarily have been there, and yet, this Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., they will participate in the quarter-finals of the EuroBasket. Indeed, they needed a real miracle to qualify in the previous round, against a Turkish team who had risen like never before, and who fought with their courage and determination to compensate for the serious injury of metronome Shane Larkin. .

But this little boost of fate in the eighth could mark the starting point for the rise of Vincent Collet’s men. They now know that they have the character to reverse the most desperate situations, which could allow them to play more liberated. They will once again be favorites against Italy, it’s up to them to show it on the floor.

Vincent Collet worried about Italy’s overconfidence

If there is not really a match between the two squads on paper, be careful not to be overconfident, especially since our transalpine neighbors are on a little cloud after eliminating Serbia from Nikola Jokic to everyone’s surprise. And for Vincent Collet, the confidence brought by this qualification will be the Italians’ most dangerous weapon. He explained to the FFBB:

Their sublimation is one of the elements of the balance of power. It’s a team that plays a lot on shooting, so confidence is hugely important. They’re going to be looking to lure us out to use what they do best, getting in and out on the outside shooters. This will be one of the major challenges, not to suffer too much in these situations to limit what happened to the Serbs on Sunday.

Vincent Collet knows it, the Italians are on cloud nine, and in basketball this often translates into a fantastic address. The game plan will be simple, but it could turn out to be devilishly effective, especially when we know that Rudy Gobert is often exploited in this way in the playoffs… The coach knows that the aspect of confidence will be major, a story that we finds in particular at Amath M’Baye, more and more important in the rotation over the meetings:

On paper the France team is superior to Italy, selection that the Blues have beaten twice during the preparation matches. But Gianmarco Pozzecco’s men are on fire after the victory over Serbia, so watch out for the bad surprise!



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