"It's never nice to play with empty stands. We are forced to play this way if we can not conform. It was our first official game and Olympiacos were bad in the last quarter. They are a big team and a big opponent. It's too early to judge anyone right now. We are more than 50% ready. Both teams were unready. Such games defense play the mos important role. We won but made too manyn turnovers. Free throws were a disaster. We were asked to play defense for 40 minuntes. In the last season's finals we had three serious injuries. Nelson was facing problems the whole season and Pappas together with Gist didn' play at all. The way last season ended made be stubborn" said Jankovic.
The 25-year-old guard mentioned about Djordjevic: "His team staff cover every aspect of the game. He tried to calm us and the first samples are great. His presence on the bench gives mean extra motive".
"I worked hard during the summer on personal level. Olympiacos are a great opponent whether they play good or bad. We were all happy at the end. The season goes on. We play them again in three matchdays. The oopener against Aris is gonna be tough".
Jankovic participated in the Greek national team preseason: "I was well prepared because my exclusion last seson made me more stubborn. I was not chosen in the squad, this was not my decision. I felt very well, I wanted to be chosen. I want to improve ever day and I worked hard on the mental and physical level".
About the Euroleague: "Timing is by our side. Everything seems nice till the end of the road. Big words don't help you win. Deeds do. We have to win Lokomotiv in Kuban. Our home will help us a lot this season, as always".