“We don't have in our minds that we have to take three wins in order to qualify for the Final Four. We just think about game number one. Nothing else matters for us right now. We have to face a very strong team and we have to do our game for 40 minutes if we want to take the victory. Nothing less”, were Sfairopoulos' words.
Olympiacos guard Kostas Sloukas also commented on tonight's match: “We are at the beginning of the playoffs and we know how crucial is game number one. We have to give our best to take the victory. But we know how difficult is that. Barcelona is a great team, they have a lot of good players, they are experienced and they know exactly what to do to qualify to one more Final Four. We have to control the rhythm of the game and stop their transition. Also we have to be very focused on the rebounds”.