Basketball News Asia : The head coach of the Saudi Arabian national team, Mohamed Mounir, admits that he has tried everything to reduce the might of Marques Bolden. However, his efforts still failed to deliver the team to win.
In the inaugural match of the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup, Saudi Arabia, which in the previous meeting managed to beat Indonesia, did look bad. From the start, Saudi Arabia seemed overwhelmed by the Indonesian game led by Marques Bolden. Unlike previous matches where they appeared confident, Saudi Arabia this time seemed unable to do much.
Mohamed Mounir as the head coach also tried several strategies in the hope of producing sweet results. Unfortunately, Mounir’s experiment still failed and could not dampen Indonesia’s pursuit of victory in front of the public itself.
“We lost several players like Khalid Abdel Gabar. He is a crucial player for us but this is what we have to face. Bolden’s presence clearly makes Indonesia a different team and makes it difficult for us, especially in the paint area,” said Coach Mounir when interviewed by local media.
“We tried to do a zone defense to overcome Bolden’s toughness. However, it only lasted a few minutes because other Indonesian players managed to find his touch from outside the three-point line,” he said once again.
With this defeat, Saudi Arabia inevitably have to win the remaining two matches against Australia and Jordan. If they all lose, then the hope of qualifying for the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup group stage will be completely closed.
Tags: Marques Bolden, FIBA Asia Cup 2022
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