Giorgos Vovoras after the end of the match with PAOK revealed that his team aimed at defense and that he was satisfied with the performance of his players.
Details of what the Panathinaikos coach stated on ERT’s camera:
«We had a bad defensive game last time and we are a team that has a defensive orientation. Because we have to build this, we set a goal today to play well in defense. It is logical that there is a relaxation in the second half, but we are satisfied with the overall image of the team in defense.
Games are what improve the players and the team. These kinds of games will help us put players in rotation».
The 43-year-old coach, speaking about the match with PAOK, also said that “Within 48 hours we had to prepare a game. And we set some goals. The match with CSKA was a lesson for us because this team has been built to have a defensive mentality. And against CSKA we did not have a good grade in this part. Today we had an excellent score especially in the defensive part with 35 deflections. And it’s a great number. We got points in the surprise, we turned the ball well and made a good, overall, effort. I am happy with the mood of the kids like Kalaitzakis and Diplaros, especially in defense. And so it is the only way to join the team “.
On whether he counts Selvin Mack for the match with Efes: “It comes from a big abstention, but we talked and as he told me he is training and is in a good rhythm. I believe that it will help us in Friday’s game with Efes. It will go into rotation κIt will give us some quality minutes “.
For the fact that Bohoridis did not play: «He felt a tightness and we felt we had to protect him. He could have played but we did not want to risk any small recurrence in view of the match against Efes. In a difficult season like this year, Diplaros will give us some important minutes as he did today. “Teams have to adapt to the new conditions.”