Captain Zhou wants tougher Team China
Team China captain Zhou Peng says improving the squad’s physicality and ball handling will be key to developing the men’s national squad in the future.
China booked a spot in the FIBA Asia Cup later this year after notching a perfect record of four straight wins in their recent qualifiers in the Philippines.
“From the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers, we found that as a team in a transition process, we need to improve our physical competitiveness in international matches and become more mature with better communication in our ball movement,” he said.
The Chinese team will remain in the Philippines before heading to Canada for the Olympic qualifying tournament, where they will square off against Canada and Greece.
“Both sides are strong. We need to keep a stable mindset and go all out to challenge them,” Zhou added. “Hopefully, we can produce highquality games and achieve better results.”