"This match against Panathinaikos will be totally different than the one with Olympiakos last season, there are no similarities between these two teams. Panathinaikos is very strong side, I expect a very difficult clash. We still do not know the ways of their new head coach, we have to play in clever way and be physically ready. We want to win as many games as possible in our home stadium. With the new format of Euroleague, every week you will be playing against the best players of Europe in every position. It is not just about me, it is about the whole team. We want to give our best in every match.
My second season with Brose Bamberg is going well until now, we have just begun and we have only played two games so far. I like very much the new format of the competition, in spite of the tough schedule. We have the squad to be successful, our technical staff is ready to handle every situation. So, I like the new version of the competition. Things will be different for every one of us this year, we will try to settle in cleverly in that new situation.
We want to be well-prepared and concentrated in every match, we have not enough time for preparation before the clashes, this will be different in comparison with last season. We will try, it will be something new not only for our team, but also for every other one in the competition. Xavi Pascual has written history with Barcelona, he will definitely change the playing style of Panathinaikos. He is a great coach, so he will have a strong influence and give his personal style to the club. Most likely, that will take some time, but I believe that from the clash against us and afterwards, Panathinaikos will be different.
I can not describe Nikos Zisis with words, he is an excellent player. He has made an amazing career, he has won everything. I do not want to say anything about him, but he is definitely a very important part of our team. He is a great player, a real leader. The whole Europe knows Nikos very well! About Olympiakos and Panathinaikos' potential summer interest over me, it was just a rumor, I am happy at Brose Bamberg", said the 25-year-old international at his SDNA interview.