D’Tigers point guard Ben Uzoh says his team will make corrections in their game when they take on Korea on Wednesday in their last Group match.
Uzoh said this in a post match conference after Nigeria lost to the 5th ranked Argentina 81-94 in their 2nd Group B match of the FIBA Men’s World Cup in Wahun China.
Currently confined to the 3rd position of Group B with 2points after earlier losing to Russia in their opening game, Uzoh said Nigeria will make adjustments.
“We really wanted to win this game but unfortunately we fell short. We had moments when we got down, fought back but Argentina came back and won. They play as a team. As a country, we would like to continue to immerse ourselves and to win games. We still have another game and we will make adjustments. I did not do so well but I was trying to be defensive-minded and be a leader. Overall as a team, we are still trying to make adjustments.”
Coach of D’Tigers Alex Nwora however praised the players and promised that the team will do better in subsequent games.
“I am proud of my team. We fought hard. There are a couple of plays that were crucial that could have gone our way but they did not. This is a very young team that does not have experience but if they stay together, we can do a lot more. We are still one of the best teams in Africa in my opinion but we have not yet shown it. I thought it would be this time but obviously we still have some things to improve. We have played very good teams that have a good culture of basketball. They have been together for about 15 years. That is a fact. My team gave their best. We will get better as a team.”