Giorgos Vovoras stood in the areas that Panathinaikos needs to improve in his game, after the friendly defeat by Zalgiris, while he also commented on the situation for the European teams, in the midst of a coronavirus.
Details of what the Greek coach said in the press conference:
For the friendly with Zalgiris: “It was a good match for us. We played against a team that put pressure on us, that plays aggressively. This is the Euroleague. We learned a good lesson. We must prepare for the future. Of course, I want to congratulate Zalgiris on its victory. We took some lessons. Especially away from home you can not win with 15 assists and 15 errors. We should use this video to improve. After five months this match was important. It will help us. “
For the new season of Panathinaikos: “Something new is starting for Panathinaikos, without Mr. Giannakopoulos, with the difficult and unpredictable situation of the coronavirus. We built a youth group, with a small average age. We want to play with energy. Sure, we have to play better defense, find free kicks, run. It’s our job to read the game day in and day out. “
For the coronavirus condition: “We do not know exactly how we will travel, how we will go to some countries. We do not know what will happen if we have a case in our team or one away. There are many things we need to see in practice. The only message we have is that we have to play, to find the way. We must continue our lives and find solutions. ”
For security measures in Kaunas: “The protocol is correct, everything works properly. But, as we discussed, there are other issues. For example, traveling with two-way flights is not easy. You see so many people … This is the reality. We will protect ourselves, the team. But it is not an easy situation. We have to face what will happen in each case. ”
For the new Zalgiris: “It is too early for all the teams to see exactly what basketball they want to play. Zalgiris today played with energy, wanted to run more, to find open shots. But, as I said, it is too early to comment on what team he will have during the season “.