Spheropoulos: “Made for Final 4 Olympiacos”

Giannis Sferopoulos praised Olympiacos, the day before the Red Star game with the Piraeus team in Belgrade for the 33rd Euroleague race. The coach of the Red Star chose Olympiacos’ praise and stressed that for him the game of Thursday (20:00), however he made it clear that the goal of Serbs is to win Stark Arena. “We face a team that is made for Final 4. Olympiacos has experience and quality, it is a team fighting for the home advantage in playoffs. We have an extra incentive to close our home games with a good result. We will fight as much as we can for the victory,” Giannis Sferopoulos stressed. “Olympiacos plays very well as a whole, in defense and attack and this is his greatest power. We can’t focus on one or two players, because there are many who can hurt us. If we relax for 2-3 minutes, we might be way behind, which can make our work very difficult. Our consequence will be a very important thing, we should react as a team and not allow easy points, while in the attack we should read their defense and be smart,” added the Greek technician. “It’s always special when you face your old team. You can’t easily forget you’ve been there for seven years. But now I’m in the Red Star and I’ll do my best to get the win,” continued the 57-year-old coach and concluded: “Our world certainly wanted us to go further to the Euroleague, as did we. But we had some injuries, some negative results and now we have to focus on finishing the season as best we can and creating the conditions for the next period, so that we have a better course.”