Following his side loss to Argentina in their second game of the ongoing 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, Head coach of Nigerian side Alex Nwora said he’s satisfied with the performance of his wards.
The D’Tigers suffered another 81-94 points loss against a better and experienced Argentina side on Monday which means only a victory in their third match against South Korea can guarantee them a place in the next round.
Speaking during the post match press conference, Head Coach, Alex Nwora said he was proud of the team and that D’Tigers lost to a better side despite battling hard to grind out a win.
Nwora said that it was not the result the boys wanted but that in basketball, losing and winning were all part of the game.
“I am proud of them. We battled for our lives, we battled back for a better deficit unfortunately, we fell short in some areas.”
Nwora said the D’Tigers team is a young team and have not played together for a long time compared to most teams competing at the World Cup.
“This particular team is a very young team. Some of the players are playing together for the first time. I believe if we continue blending this team, we can only get better if we keep this team together.”