Great joy for the Israeli team after the 69:79 away win over Estonia that raised Guy Goodes' team to a 0: 2 balance and secured first place in the fourth house at the end of the first window in the 2023 World Cup qualifiers.
Goodes said: "I want to congratulate my players and the team. This window started and ended quickly and we all had to be focused and play together to get through the task well. Especially in this game we got very focused and knew what we needed to do defensively and offensively. We knew Estonia was a team "We scored excellently outside the arc and we did what it took to stop them. We led most of the game and we deserved to win."
Proud of his players and rightly so, Photo: FIBA,
Captain Gal Makal concluded: "It was very difficult, although they do not have players in the top of Europe, but they are very intense and team and I am really pleased. It is a victory of a lot of character. This week was not easy. We lost here in the past and it sat in our head. Start the campaign. "
Forward Rafi Manco added: "One of our big advantages is the fact that most of the players on our roster - and even those who did not come in this window - know how to play together and know each other. It's something that helped us win these games. "Of the short windows that every game can develop in a different way. Everything can be in every game, so it is important to be focused in every training and every move in the game."
Gal Makal, Photo: FIBA,
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