Nikos Papanikolopoulos spoke about the defeat by Prometheus and stressed that the 1st Super Cup was a good test for everyone.
His coach Peristeriou he initially said at the press conference: “Congratulations to Prometheus for winning the 1st Super Cup. Congratulations on the event. We saw four very strong games for the season, after six months of abstinence. He did well in all the teams.
In the match, we had a big problem in the first half, with the offensive rebounds of Prometheus’ team. We balanced the game and managed to have a difference before “eating” Giannopoulos’ three-pointer, if I am not mistaken, at the end of the third quarter. Along with the fatigue, the time in which Prometheus made his turn brought us back and we could not react, making wrong choices in the offensive part and giving some shots to players that were not needed in the defense. It ‘s early in the season. It was a very good test for all the teams and the coaches. We came to useful conclusions and we hope to find them in front of us, during the championship».
He then added: “I do not think that the first choice of the team is the three-pointer. The first option is to move the ball from side to side. We had good selections in yesterday’s game. Now in today’s game, with the defense of Prometheus, you have to find the automation, with the changes, the triple changes that play, which player you will “mark” and where you will enter. It’s early in the season to find them so fast. We did not expect a rhythm game, like yesterday, which clearly with the percentage we shot, we had a better rhythm. We expected a tough game and tactics. Conclusions are drawn and we certainly have things to correct in our decisions».