"It is a very dificult game, given that we are playing with a very strong team with great tradition in the Euroleague", he said. "We have great motivation although we are not ready as we wanted because of injuries and some late offseason additions as well as national team players being busy at Eurobasket. Still on the day of our return to the top level, in front of our enthusiastic fans, we have to show that we have passion to fight for every possession regardless who is our opponent".

Bartzokas: "We have great motivation"