Italy coach Gianmarco Pozzecco praised his players’ efforts after losing to France in the quarterfinals of the 2022 EuroBasket, via Eurohoops:
“I love my players. I can stop coaching tomorrow and my life doesn’t change. What they showed in the tournament is something amazing. They fight from the first day in every fucking practice to achieve their goal. And everybody has to respect this. Everybody. Everybody. How they give 100 percent, everybody has to give 100 percent. I’m suffering for them. I’m suffering really. Not for myself. I told you I can stop practicing now. I want to watch my players continue to dream. I’m really proud of them. We showed the best basketball in the EuroBasket,” Pozzecco said.