Germany coach Gordon Herbert was preparing for the match against Greece knowing that it was easier said than done.
The Czech national team was able to stop Antetokounmpo with his wall in the first half, when the Milwaukee Bucks superstar scored only four points.
It all turned upside down after the break when Antetokounmpo scored 23 points to lead Greece to victory.
“We’re going to play against one of the best teams in the world with one of the best players in the world,” Herbert said.
Germany were missing several players in Monday’s training session, with striker Franz Wagner (ankle) and big man Johannes Voigtmann (cold) out.
Nick Weiler-Babb has rejoined training after missing the matches against Hungary and Montenegro, but Herbert says he is still a doubt to play.
“For us, it’s a bit of a survival tournament,” said Mr. Herbert. “We’ve got nine guys left and we’ll see how it goes tomorrow.”
Herbert highlighted his team’s atmosphere as Germany’s most important weapon in this tournament, echoing similar comments made by Dennis Schroder.
“The chemistry of our team was really good,” said G. Herbert. – Also our adherence to the game plan. In addition, we have good individual players.”