The French basketball team has "much greater goals" than an Olympic qualification or a victory over the United States, said the back Nando de Colo the day before the semi-final of the World Cup against Argentina , Friday in Beijing (14:00 French time).
Q: Interest is rising in France after your success on the Americans. Are you on your little cloud?
A: "It's very good that the craze is going up a bit, but we've moved on pretty quickly after the victory over the Americans, we were obviously happy because we know how hard it is to pass a quarter-final, even more when it's against the US But it's behind us and the most important match is the one coming. "
Q: What do you think of the Argentina team?
A: "She has a very aggressive game, it's a team with a lot of heart, they're going to give everything to their teammates, and at this level, we're a bit like a team in France. who has a lot of experience, that's why he's in the semifinals, it's going to be a different game and a different style of playing than the Americans. we quickly turn the page of yesterday's match (Wednesday). "
Q: Does having the Olympic ticket in your pocket give you peace of mind?
A: "Not at all, it's very good to have it, I congratulated the players one after the other as soon as we knew we were qualified, but we did not come for it The team is focused on goals that are much bigger than Olympic qualification or a victory over the United States. "
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