His statements in detail:
“I think we have to play with passion, with energy and more concentration. I think it was a good performance for us, we played with heart and that’s what we need to do to win matches like this.
The best way is to do collected victories, in a row. It will be good for our energy, for our chemistry. We are ready to play. This is the main thing. When you get back-to-back wins, you get energized, so that’s what’s at stake this week, with two EuroLeague home games. You want to protect your seat. At the beginning we played strong teams at home and we were not on the desired side. Sometimes you learn from losing, that’s what good teams do. Let’s learn from the defeats to Real and Monaco. With Baskonia we played better, with Bologna we played better. That’s what good teams do, they learn from their mistakes.”
He said about Panathinaikos fans: “It is a historic club. It’s unique. The story speaks for itself. He had a few bad seasons in a row. Before I came here, I had said I wanted to help her get back to where she was. It will be done in small steps at first, but with energy and people helping the team. There is enough adrenaline. If we are healthy, if we play with energy and effort, the fans have their share. This is what I wanted to do since I watched matches as a kid. The Lakers with Kobe and Shaq running down the court. That’s what I wanted to do when I turned pro. People love it, I love it. If everyone participates, it makes the match better.”
As for the next place he would like to visit after the Acropolis, he emphasized: “I want to go to the South, to the Temple of Poseidon. Maybe on Saturday. We want to stay focused with two matches in the EuroLeague. Everyone respects it, but my family is having a good time, it’s the first time they came to Greece, they want to see the living history and see amazing matches and amazing people. They also love food.”
source: on sports