Satoranski: “Greece is the favorite of the group, I can’t wait to play in SEF”

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A difficult mission awaits her Czech republic in the confrontation with Hellas (23/2, 21:00), for the 2025 EuroBasket qualifiers, as stated by Thomas Satoransky.

The international guard considers the “official favorite” to be the favorite for the first place in the group, while he made a special mention of the atmosphere in the Greek stadiums, specifically the CHEF.

Greece is the favorite of our group. After the agreement with FIBA, Euroleague players are able to help their teams, so the Greek team is expected to have many players from Olympiakos and Panathinaikos. They are very quality players and now they will also have their new coach, Vassilis Spanoulis. I am looking forward to this match and I love playing in SEF, where the atmosphere is very nice. We will try to surprise you. Also, the next match against Great Britain will be important“, initially stated her international guard Barcelona.

On whether he expects a special atmosphere like when he faces Olympiakos and Panathinaikos in the Euroleague:The matches with the two Greek teams are special and the atmosphere in their stadiums is one of the best in Europe. I want to see how it will be with the National team, as someone told me that they have about 25 years to play in Piraeus. We’ll see how it goes».

Regarding the fact that Giannis Antetokounmpo will not compete with Greece:I think it won’t be a problem for them, as Giannis doesn’t play with them all the time, except for Eurobasket and the World Cup. They can play well without him, so I don’t think about that. They have tremendous personalities on the roster, but the important thing is that everyone has been playing for years together. Also, their teams have been the same for a while».

As for who he considers the favorite of the group:Undoubtedly, Greece is the biggest favorite. It is a country with a basketball tradition, with many great players, who have won a lot. The Netherlands has been playing good basketball in recent years, where it qualified for Eurobasket. Great Britain is a big question mark for me».

Source: Sport Fm

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