"I want to congratulate Trikala Trikala since they were very strong on the court. We knew that they were in form because of the cup games. We expected a tough game. We focused on Trikalas' trumps. We were up for 32 minutes but when you give the possibility to the opponent to claim the victory, you become nervous in the end to score the basket and find the right mentality. There are no excuses for the turnovers we did on our defense. I can not blame our players. We played with a line-up in the end that had not been formed again. We will see what's wrong and why we sent our opponent so many times to the charity line. I want to congratulate coach Flevarakis. Trikala are constant in their performance all these years and this counts" said Markopoulos.