Head coach of Lokomotiv Ilya Leonov commented on the results of the draw for the group stage of Mundialito-2019, which will be held in Moscow from February 27 to March 3. Loko will play with Spanish Levante, Italian Catania and Portuguese Braga.
“To analyze the opponents, you need to take a closer look at their line-ups. All teams will be well-equipped. I would highlight Braga, as this is one of the favorites of the entire tournament. As far as I know, the Martins brothers, Bruno Xavier, Jordan, Felipe will play for them. Catania is also likely to have a good team. In a preliminary roster, Igor Brishtel, Vitaly Sidorenko, Eudin, plus a few players from Italy will play for them.
Levante traditionally will have guys from the Spanish national team: Suarez, Chintas, Antonio, Pakhon. I think we will see six people from the Spanish national team in Moscow. Strong and well- balanced team. All these guys have leading roles in the national team, that reached Euroleague final last season. In general, all the matches in the group are going to be interesting and difficult, "- Leonov said to BSRussia correspondent Alexey Adamov.