Bartzokas: “Let us not be influenced by our feelings with Panathinaikos which is often extreme”

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Bartzokas: “Let us not be influenced by our feelings with Panathinaikos which is often extreme”

The first round of the Euroleague ends with the big derby of “eternals”, where Panathinaikos will host Olympiakos on Thursday night (23/12) at OAKA and in the context of the institution’s 17th game.

The coach of the “red and whites”, George Bartzokas, via Media Day reported on regular approach that the people of Piraeus will have, while he also stood in insecurity which prevails both for tomorrow’s game and in the field of basketball, I’m sorry coronavirus.

For the game with Panathinaikos: “We try to treat it as a game of the program, during the holidays, which gives two points. Panathinaikos is a team that has strengths and weaknesses and we will try to play our game “.

On whether the league game is a point of study: “Of course it is, but not only that and the games that Panathinaikos and we have played. We have to press on the points we did well and they gave us victories in the Euroleague. We must stick to our plan and not be influenced by emotions that are often extreme. The headquarters of Panathinaikos is difficult, the people participate a lot in the game and with us they participate even more. To play our game, focused on our plan “.

For the plan of Olympiacos in the derby: “Panathinaikos plays a zone and uses it a lot as a basic defense and we must be ready. When Nedovic and Makon score, he raises the score. We have to defend Nedovic better than we did the first time. We have to have defense, creation, participation of many players in the score “.

For the cases of coronavirus in Panathinaikos and if it affects the approach of the team: “We are not trying. There is a concern about what is happening in world basketball. You see what is happening in the NBA, it is slowly coming to Europe, we have the examples of Armani and Real, it also exists in the Panathinaikos case. We are worried because we all want to play basketball unaffected, but it is something that happens to everyone around us. We are concerned, but we will try to stay in basketball “.

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