Nikola Jokic returns to the national team of Serbia and has his sights set on winning a medal in the EuroBasket.
“We all go there with the goal of winning the tournament, but we go one day at a time. To put it this way, we have to be careful. We don’t like sports and basketball, we like victories and medals,” Jokic told media on Wednesday.
It’s a “championship-or-bust” mentality in Serbia, according to Nikola Jokic.
Can they bring home the trophy? 🏆 pic.twitter.com/yGA5vzi2Nd
— #EuroBasket 2022 (@EuroBasket) August 4, 2022
After trimming its roster to 20 players, Serbia tipped off its 20-day training camp on Thursday, August 4.
Serbia and Nikola Jokic will take on Greece (August 25) and Turkey (August 28) in the first two games of the second round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers.
They will then travel to Prague for the group stage of the EuroBasket. They will face the Netherlands, Finland, Poland, Israel and the Czech Republic in Group D.
🇷🇸 Srbija počela pripreme za nove izazove: Slede kvalifikacije za @FIBAWC a potom i @EuroBasket
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— Košarkaški savez SRB (@KSSrbije) August 3, 2022