National team coach Tiit Sokk has high hopes for the long-term future of Estonian basketball but the likely loss of two of his key players means his immediate outlook is less optimistic.
There are question marks surrounding the continued presence of star duo Martin Muursepp and Tanel Tein and Sokk admits it is going to be hard to find cover for them if they do decide to call time on their international careers.
Estonia forward Martin Muursepp admits his side expected to face a much tougher test after beating Poland 74-45.
The result means that Estonia have preserved their European Championship Division A status and Muursepp was surprised with the ease of the victory.
Estonia are in danger of slipping out of Division A of the European Championship after being beaten 96-86 by the Czech Republic.
Estonia, who are taking part in the additional qualification round for EuroBasket 2005, have now lost all three games.
Estonia coach Tiit Sokk was heavily critical of his players after watching them slump to a 75-57 defeat against the Czech Republic in their opening European Championship qualifier.
Sokk's side failed to make the most of their home advantage and slumped to a convincing loss despite an 18-point haul from forward Martin Muursepp.
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