Vyacheslav Zaitcev: «Preparation for the matches is going well»




Today the Russian national team held its first training session at the Yubileiny sports complex, where tomorrow they will play with Italy as part of the selection for the 2023 World Cup. The application for the game included three UNICS basketball players: guards Vyacheslav Zaitcev and Artem Komolov, as well as forward Evgeny Valiev.

Vyacheslav Zaitcev shared his expectations from the upcoming match:
“The national team has gathered for the first time in such a composition, headed by the new head coach Zoran Lukic. I think the preparation for the upcoming matches is going well. We learn new interactions, dismantle the defense, getting used to each other. We know that Italians have a very running team. Therefore, we will try to play as aggressively as possible in defense, so as not to give them confidence. "

The Russia - Italy game will take place on Friday, November 26, at 19:00. Live broadcast on Match TV.