Mike Tobey reveals why Slovenia lost to Canada

World Basketball News: Slovenian basketball player Mike Tobey revealed the main reason why his team suffered a bitter defeat against Canada in the quarterfinals of the 2023 FIBA ​​World Cup on Wednesday (6/9) local time. Tobey felt that Canada played much more physical in the second half of the match.

The match which took place in Manila was indeed fierce and interesting in the first half. Until the break, the two teams shared the score equally, namely 50-50. However, at the start of the third quarter, Canada played much more aggressively and caused Slovenia to panic. Canada slowly pulled away until finally winning decisively by a margin of 11 points.

Reacting to the loss to Canada, Mike Tobey said Luka Doncic's departure was one of the reasons. Doncic was hit with two technical fouls and had to be ejected by the referee. Aside from that, Tobey also said that Canada's game was much more physical in the second half. Slovenia did not seem ready for this and had to struggle to cope.

“The game got very physical in the second half and we couldn't keep up. Luka's exit was important, but we were still in the mindset of chasing. We really lost physically with their play,” Tobey said during his interview. After the game.

With this defeat, Slovenia's hopes of becoming FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 champions must end. Meanwhile, Canada will face Serbia in the semi-final.

Article Tag: Mike Tobey, FIBA ​​World Cup 2023

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