"Our coach told us in locker rooms that we controlled the tempo of the game for 37 minutes but made some mistakes afterwards, allowed the opponents to score easily and take back the lead. We knew that every game at Olympic Stadium of Athens is difficult, the fans of Panathinaikos are great and massively support their team, but the main reason of our loss was that they were stronger in the final minutes, not because we lost our concentration.
Diamantidis is an amazing player, it was the first time I played against him in my career and I understood his quality, with passing ability and nice moves. I know that this is the last season of his career, but I hope I will play against him one more time until the end of the season.
The positive thing is that we kept the 9-points-difference from the first round and now we have to react in the upcoming games, gain some more victories and continue holding our luck in Euroleague to our own hands", said the 28-year-old former player of Hapoel Jerusalem at SDNA.