The coach after landing in the quarters: “Group unity, the secret is all here. To beat France it takes a game over the top. Polonara and Fontecchio? Extraordinary. “
– TOKYO (JAPAN)
“To build a team you need to have c…”. Romeo Sacchetti jokes in the belly of the Saitama Super Arena. And he can afford it. His Italy has given itself a feat, the quarter-finals at the first Olympics after 17 years. With a group that impresses every time it plays, that shows character, that always manages to get out of the most difficult situations, showing how concrete it is. A group that will now have to try to climb the mountain France, opponent in the quarterfinals on Tuesday at 10.20 am Italian. The coach had bet on Team USA and those NBA players “who always have a particular charm. But we are in the quarter-finals of the Olympics: at this point every opponent is at a level ”.