Pınar Karşıyaka Head Coach Ufuk Sarıca stated that he believes the National Basketball Team, which will compete in the FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifications in Canada, will participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
In a statement to the AA correspondent, Sarıca said that it was his biggest dream to take part in the Olympics while he was the head of the A National Basketball Team.
Reminding that the Olympic qualifications were postponed last season, Sarıca said:
“We have very valuable players and a good staff. We got the right to play in the World Championship together with that youthful team we started three years ago. After that, some additions were made. We have very important players. Players who performed in the Turkish League this year and took time. I believe our team will participate in the Olympics.”
Sarıca stated that the youth team of the national team can achieve much greater success in the future and said, “Our national team will be in the Olympics.” used the phrase.
Noting that the excitement in the ING Basketball Super League dropped a little due to the impact of the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic, Sarıca noted that Anadolu Efes and Fenerbahçe Beko, which won the championship in the THY Europa League, are ahead of other teams in the league in terms of budget.
“We have a little bit of quality falling in terms of league”
Stating that other teams could not reach these budget levels, Sarıca said, “We have a slightly decreased quality in terms of the league. We added excitement there. Our Fenerbahçe Beko series was very exciting. Other play-off matches were shorter. We need a little more competition here. It shouldn’t be monopolized.” made its assessment.
Noting that he said that the number of foreign players should be reduced since his duty in the National Team, Sarıca said:
“Fenerbahce Beko and Anadolu Efes play with 10-11 foreign players. The Europa League is a difficult channel. When you think of the Turkish League, they want to keep a large number of players they can use here. Not all teams can play for the championship in the Turkish League. Some Turkish players play more in other teams. “I believe that they should play. I think that administrative decisions are needed. For a period, the federation had certain rewards for those who played with less foreigners, maybe something like this can be done again.”