In a Q&A session, the Oklahoma City Thunder forward Davis Bertans discussed various topics, including the upcoming Sunday match between Latvia and France.
“It’s France. We have to be alert before even they lost,” Bertans said. “I don’t think we have to specifically change anything. The same mindset that we have, we’re going to go in with vs. France. The more wins you collect in this Group the bigger the chance to go to the quarterfinals.
“Even if they won the game, it would be the same France coming at us. Of course, they are facing relegation, in a way of speaking. Honestly, I think they would’ve probably played the same way regardless of the outcome against Canada.
“That’s because they know that we can be a dangerous team. It’s going to be more about us and the way we command the game. The first minutes are going to be important. You got to be ready for physicality anyway.
“On offense try to get to our shots, use our advantages and be extremely physical on the defensive end with their big guys.”