The Greek Basketball legend said about FYROM: "It gives motive to players that come from northern Greece. It not right to blend Sports with politics. We are Greeks though and things like these irritate us. FYROM had a scoring outbreak and managed to score a lot from the arc but the team different dynamics were obvious during the game. We will get better during the tournament".
About Croatia: "It's a tough game. The play in their home. Its a basketball country that tried hard in the previous tournament. It's the first test for us. It's a game that will show our weaknesses. It's a do or die match".
About the favourites: "France, Spain, Serbia and Greece are the favourites. Italy and Turkey can claim a medal. Roster depth, fatigue and injuries play a role. In every tournament we are good in defense but now we are good in offense too. We have talented players, many guards and more solutions to our game".
About Greece: "Things have changed. The second knock out match will lead us to success or failure. We want to be one of the protaginsts. That's our target. Winning a medal depends on many factors".