Lokomotiv Kuban forward Victor Claver praised Panathinaikos ahead of the Euroleague clash in Krasnodar.
"Panathinaikos is a great team, one of the biggest in Europe", he said. "It has very good and experienced players and a great coach. That's what makes Euroleague a special competition - you face the best teams every week. Αlthough, it's only our first game in the group, it's very important for us, because it can show us what we are capable of this season. We played against strong teams in preseason but official games are totally different".