"It's a very important victory for us because we won a very well-trained opponent who came from some unfortunate results that we knew they’d give them an extra motivation against us. We had a great win in Europe and we must continue to remain focused because we had difficult game, " said the coach of Olympiakos, and then added
"We started the game focused; we got a difference and believed that the game would be easy. Then we lost our concentration a lot of mistakes in the defense, we conceded a lot of points at the end of the second quarter, the first half PAOK shot 50% three-pointers with 8/16, starting the second half we did not have the required readiness, however, as time passed, we showed our defensive and mental talents. That is the character of a team that fights every game and it is important that we won on a bad day. We were not mentally ready to play such a game. We have the luxury to learn from this game without paying for it. "
Finally, Giannis Sfairopoulos remarked that "PAOK plays a basketball style not having classic center, Markovic who is a 4-5 plays as a center-plays continuously playing the pick n’ pop. We read the plays wrong which we continued in the second half as well, but when we changed our defense and took the game in the low post which gave us the result. "