"We all know about the rivalry between the two teams and how important the match is for our fans", he wrote on his blog. "But we also need to win by 7 points in order to be on top of the table and have the home court advantage. We must be calm and focused. Play good defense, play like a team, be united. Always be read to help out eachother. We know the team is above everyone. I am sure the fans will help us in the ideal way: support us and not to anything that would hamper the match. Panathinaikos fans love the team, they are proud for its history and they have proved it many times".