Trinchieri: “It’s unfair that Olympiacos lost last year’s Euroleague, Panathinaikos needs time”


A long interview was given by Andrea Trinchieriwho is currently taking his… break from the stands.

The Italian commented on his recruitment Vasilis Spanoulis in the technical leadership of our National team, characterizing him as an expert in achieving goals, he emphasized that the new Panathinaikos he needs time and toys to “bond”, while he also referred to Olympiccharacterizing last year’s defeat by Real Madrid in the final of the Euroleague, as the biggest injustice in the history of basketball!

What the Italian coach said in detail:

“I’m having a good time, I’m watching the games and discussing them as if I’m still the coach of a team and I’m preparing. I feel good that after 10 years, I have the opportunity to watch basketball from another perspective”.

Regarding the recruitment of Spanoulis to the technical leadership of the National Team: “For years I thought it was unfair that some veteran great players were getting more opportunities as managers. However, I understood that it is fair because of the experience they can bring to the dressing room. That they have played in big games is invaluable. If someone doesn’t have their way, they won’t last long. I knew that at some point he would take over the Greek National Team. If I distinguish something in him, it is his courage. The fact that Greece has not won a medal since 2009 is a huge motivation for him. I wish him the best of luck. I had the honor of coaching him and talking to him when he became a coach. If there is anyone capable of achieving goals, it is Spanoulis. He’s number one at it. He is already a high-level coach”.

For Panathinaikos: “He scored 11 points in 20 minutes and suffered a 27-0 run by Olympiakos in the Super Cup. They made big signings, but he needs games. I believe they will claim their entry into the playoffs. We will say more in November”.

For Olympiakos: “I want to see how Brazdeikis will be able to respond to Olympiakos. In theory, he and Shikma can handle it, but they will have to show it on the court. They lost Vezenkov and got a similar player in his place. One that doesn’t dribble that often. The aggression of Olympiakos is crazy. Last year we saw one of the biggest injustices in the history of the sport. In my view, they are still at Zalgirio Arena, waiting to play the last possession of the final against Real Madrid. It would be the most romantic scenario for them to win the trophy. The way they played to get there. But Real were very good and fought to reach the upset”.

Source: Sport Fm

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