Nemanja Bjelica: “We weren’t ready for this game. Especially mentally”


Nemanja Bjelica was disappointed from the loss to Argentina and the elimination of Serbia from the semi-finals of the Basketball World Cup.

Here is what the forward of the Sacramento Kings told reporters in the post-game press conference:

On the defeat to the Argentinians: “They deserved this victory today. What I can say for us is that we are a great group of guys. We didn’t lose this game because we are arrogant or we think that we are something special.

We just didn’t prepare ourselves the right way. I can talk for hours but this loss is very tough. It’s hard. But it’s basketball.

We are a great f—ing group of guys. We are great people. We wanted to win this but we tried to win in a wrong way.”

On what went wrong during the game: “We weren’t ready for this game. Especially mentally. Especially myself. I take complete responsibility for it. I know we are a team but as one of the leaders… I must say I played like s–t.”

Argentina will face either France or Team USA in the semi-final, whereas Serbia will play in the classification games (5-8).

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