"To be honest, I knew what to wait. I knew how much these teams want to win. I knew that the defenses were going to be hard and we needed to stay focused in order to win. The feeling's great. It's nice to play with fans in the stands but the games we played in Russia and China did not have many. I've heard that at Peace and Friendship Stdium, madness prevails" said Feldeine.
"We knew that our strongest attribute was defense. And this is what we did against Olympiacos and what we will do against every opponent. We have players that can score 20 points in one night. It can be me, Clathes or Raduljica. Defense can lead us to wins during the season. Defense helped us against Olympiacos, we stopped their pick'n'roll and with our streak in the last quarter we gained the victory. I feel great that I helped the team win. Calathes and Diamantidis played great defense on Spanoulis, who can score 30 points against every team. We knew that his confrontation would be crucial for the result. We will play them again in a few days. This win is a huge statement. We are back. Panathinaikos are back" the Dominican guard said.
About Djordjevic, Feldeine said: "He was a great player and he knows how we feel, what we wan to hear. Even if he makes a mistake, we have experienced players like Fotsis and Diamantidis that will tell him theri opinion and he will hear them. He called a play against Olympiacos, Calathes suggested another play and then Pavlovic dunked the ball. He understands what we want".