Sasha Vezenkov mentioned the pitfalls of Olympiakos’ match (3/3, 9:30 p.m.) with Armani just before the departure of Piraeus for Italy.
The “red and white” forward emphasized that every match is a final, while commenting: “I think that in addition to the competition, the victories and the beautiful basketball, it is a success of the team that the people came to the court again».
What he said in detail
About the tragedy in Tempe: “There is not a single person living in Greece or in the whole world who has not seen what has happened. My condolences on behalf of the team to all the families, it is a great tragedy. May they rest in peace, basketball takes a back seat. We see something like these moments about how trivial things we fight in our daily life. Anyone could be in the shoes of these children, because we are mainly talking about children. I really hope this tragedy is the last, we learn from it».
On the February MVP award and the declaration that Kostas Papanikolaou deserved it: “There are no favors in sports. Kostas be well, but the important thing is that the team wins. I don’t care about awards. In February we had very difficult away games and managed to continue our streak from the end of last month. Every game is a final, everyone is fighting for something different, the top eight, the advantage, the prestige, the next contracts. We have to be focused on picking up as many wins as we can. To be healthy and achieve our goals».
For the support of 600 fans in Milan: “I think that in addition to the competition, the victories and the beautiful basketball, it is a success of the team that people came to the court again, not only in the important games. We see families, children, people rejoicing. Certainly the most important thing is to achieve our goals, but it makes us happy and proud that what we do on the court is recognized. It is very important that we will have our friends in Milan, as in many more away matches. Armani has very good and talented players and the score doesn’t show it. Let’s all do everything together to win the game».
On whether there is relaxation in the group: “There is no relaxation, we all know the dangers of the Euroleague. There is no team to lose. You should be afraid of such teams who have no score motivation but play for many things. We know that there will be difficult nights, we will lose some matches, but we must remain humble, united and thirsty for our goals».
Source: Sport Fm
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