"It was a positive performance. We had the patience and the mentality to win the crucial gaes. We didn't play a very tough team though. Slovenians pressured us for 10 minutes and Croatians did'nt manage to handle our pressure. Our players proved their quality" Giannakis originally said.
About the favourites: "Serbia is a strong team. I haven;t seen France with Parker on the roster. They have upside downs. Serbians are stable but we should not forget that Spain and Italy are good offensively but have defensive weaknesses. We have players that can create situations on offense. When you claim the top you will be under difficult situations. We can keep the team fresh through the guards".
About Belgium: "Belgium will play strong attacking defense against us. They have strong players, with Euroleague experience and we should not allow them easy baskets. We should prepare for a game thata will be decided in the last shot".