After the defeat to the Greek champions in Madrid, some media and fans in Russia claimed that he could do a better job teaching Milos Teodosic. "I take all blame, I have no problem with that, and I don’t care what they write", Itoudis replied. "I know what I did, and I did it my best. I do regret that we lost, and I learn from every game – not only from the losses, but also from the wins. I’m my biggest critic in the world. Basketball is my life, I analyze many times the game in many aspects. The journalists can’t imagine how we prepare the team, what we are doing during the game. They have the right to write everything, no problem with that. You can write that I’m the worst coach, that I’m ugly, lazy, inexperienced, I don’t care. Somebody gave me this job, and I know that I’m doing it well".