Italy knocked out and Pozzecco ejected, Datome: “We must not lose our heads”
Italy knocked out and Pozzecco ejected, Datome: "We must not lose our heads"
Italian national team captain Gigi Datome commented in a press conference on the defeat against the Dominican Republic that complicates the Azzurri’s World Cup: "We started well, we were controlling it. Then they started creating several good shots and were good at scoring them, we got nervous when they started scoring from three. We made a lot of mistakes, if we don’t shoot well from three we have to be practically perfect in all other aspects of the game".
"È took over a little bit of distrust, we went down by so much then good that we recovered thinking about the basket difference. Now we think about the next".
On Pozzecco's ejection: "I don't think it affected, but we have to be more careful not to get nervous and always be there" with our heads. All games are very important".
Now there'è the decisive challenge against the hosts Philippines: " We will have to be ready for the next match which will be obviously very important. We will review the match to prepare ourselves, continuing to believe in ourselves. We knew it would be difficult, as è it has been in the previous days. Nothing different."