“I told him directly that I can no longer guarantee him such a position and as much space as before. That other players who can offer us more at the moment will have a chance. Sit down us and fixed it,” Pešič said at a press conference today after the information became unofficially public.
“Of course, many journalists called me, but I did not say anything to them. I am the coach of the national team and my job is to lead the national team and give him peace. It was not an easy decision. But it was not easy for any player. Maybe he was a little surprised, but in sports and life is like this,” said the Serbian coach, who in the past also led the German national team or Barcelona.
Svetislav Pesic explains why he cut team captain Milos Teodosic from the national team.
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Teodosič was successful at Olympiakos Piraeus and CSKA Moscow, where he won the European League in 2016. In the jersey of the Greek team, he got the award for the most valuable player of the prestigious competition in 2010. He was also named the best player in Europe. With the national team, he won silver at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and at the 2014 World Championship and European Championship 13 years ago.
In 2017, he went to the NBA. However, he did not fare well with the Los Angeles Clippers. After two years he returned to Europe and strengthened Bologna. This year, he won the European Cup with the Italian team and was named the most valuable player of the final tournament.