“The goal is very clear: to win the competition”: the French national team has started its preparations for the EuroBasket and does not hide its ambitions.

The French men’s team, all together since last weekend, has begun its preparations for the EuroBasket and a qualifying window for the 2023 World Cup. The opportunity for Vincent Colette to refine his selection for the qualifying window, the continental championship and the Blues confirmed that they would only aim for a gold medal.

Barely a month after losing to Montenegro and beating Hungary in a 2023 World Cup qualifier and nearly a year to the day after winning the Olympic silver medal, the French team began their preparations on Sunday at the Palais des Sports Maurice Thorez in Nanterre with EuroBasket 2022 on the horizon.

They were deprived of their captain Nicholas Batum (155 in particular) and its accelerometer Nando de Colo (185 selections), the Blues have two missions: to start the second stage of qualification for the 2023 World Cup well with two matches on August 24 and 27 and confirm their status as contenders for the European Championship in the process. Where competition will be more intense than ever. On the occasion of the first press briefing on the preparations of the Blues, coach Vincent Colette and general manager of the France national team Boris Diao swept the news of the France team.

different setting

With an objective double end to the summer, it is clear that the French team is in a bit of a shake-up, in addition to recording the withdrawals of Victor Wimpanyama and Andrew El Bessi already: “ The Doctor has already started doing this with two players. For the other three, it has not yet been created. But today, we must congratulate the attendees on their professionalism because they arrived in rather good shape. Thus, an unprecedented preparation that will lead the Blues to the two qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup and where you must be ready, from the first matches before the start of the European Championship: ” We must be ready at the window. We must not use the last matches, as we usually do before the EuroBasket, to make the final adjustments, General Director Boris Diau noted. We will have to be efficient right away.” “We play on the 27th against Bosnia, while it is usually already a period when we have to work on Germany, that will not be the case. “We’ll start on the 28th… Plus we’ll recover,” added Vincent Colette.

Clear goal: gold medal

The Blues continue to repeat their ranges ahead of the first deadline, the friendly against the Netherlands on Sunday at 5:00 pm in Rouen, and they will already have to defend their place as candidates and vice-Olympic champions they earned in Tokyo in the summer. 2021. The goal is not simple, but at least it is clear. I’m tired of bronze medals, we want gold,” Rudi Joubert, who would be one of the leaders of this window, stepped forward with Yvan Fournier to take over from Nicolas Batum and Nando de Colo. “The goal is very clear: to win the competition. With the French national team, we have very high goals […] We are one of the favourites, the teams know us well, and there will be no surprises. “Team France is one of the big countries,” declared Yvan Fournier.

An ordeal that carries the same dreams of greatness

While Slovenia fell into the group of France, the latter would be avenged after their defeat in the semi-finals of the Olympics (89-90) while countries such as Greece led by Giannis Antetokounmpo as well as Serbia by Nikola Jokic will also have their say. EuroBasket which promises to be one of the toughest and offers great fights as admitted by Evan Fournier: “I think it is great to have all the leaders present. This will give good publicity to European Basketball, EuroBasket has become a leading competition. For the team that wins, it will give them a lot of credit as it will objectively be one of the most successful EuroBaskets in history.

“The fact that there is only one Euro for each Olympics (since 2017) gives more importance to this competition, Note Vincent Colette. Over time, the post-European Olympics was less exciting than the pre-Olympic tournament. We can see that this year everyone is preparing their weapons. There is a really great difference on paper. Although we have the highest possible goals, which is to win, we know the difficulty of the task. The important thing is that we prepare ourselves for what awaits us ambitiously. We know that obstacles will be difficult from the start. The work of the twelve elected officials will have to take these criteria into account, but in the meantime, the French team remains more focused than ever on its goal despite the absences and will have to carve out its way to glory: “It is up to us to invent that path to return write our history.»

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August 3, 2022 at 8:30 am

Barely a month after losing to Montenegro and beating Hungary in a 2023 World Cup qualifier and nearly a year to the day after winning the Olympic silver medal, the French team began their preparations on Sunday at the Palais des Sports Maurice Thorez in Nanterre with EuroBasket 2022 on the horizon. Deprived of …

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