"A new team starts today. It's going to be a tough season. We are European finalists and Greek champions and everyone wants to play us. We are mentally prepared to play in every tournament. We have a high-level roster and I want to thank the management for this. Many international players were absent and we work all together anly a few days. We won't see many different things this year. Players bought match the teams' philosophy. The team begins from defense. Defense creates fast break and we have to take advantage of the players' talent. We have one pf the best rosters the team ever had. We didn;t want to change a lot. Some players decided to leave us though. We acquired top players" said Sfairopoulos.
About Panathinaikos: "We have a certain plan.We will be ready for the knock out stage. We have to be patient. I trust the players no matter what age they are. I keep my faith on them. If I didn't want a player, I wouldn't keep him. The players are all my choices. We will see how we use them on the court. The roster is ready.