The Greek coach said ahead of the game: "We face a very good team, so we have to be focused for 40 minutes. We come from a great victory away at Unics, but this victory will not mean anything if we do not win against Steaua. It was a busy week, because we were outside Thessaloniki for seven days. However, we must be ready for this difficult game. "
Vassilis Symtsak said: "We are strongly committed to the game against Steaua. It is important that we come from consecutive victories, but we should not rest. This year is like a marathon with consecutive games. We have to be focused.