"Panathinaikos is a team which possesses both great experience and strength", he said. "It will certainly be tough, after all, we are hosting a multiple European champion who wants to win in order to confirm its place in Euroleague’s play offs. We need to play at our maximum in order to get back at them for losing the first game. I am sure the fans will be a massive boost for us. All of that are the reasons I expect the game to be very exciting".
Boban Marjanovic also commented on the game. "We are enormously motivated to play a good game and gain a victory over such a great team. I am hoping for triumph in an amazing atmosphere our fans will certainly create in order to support us. This victory would represent the best possible ending of Top 16 phase. Every game with teams which have such quality is a great opportunity for proving ourselves and for gathering precious experience."