The new Olympiacos’ signing, Quincy Acy, arrived in Greece Friday morning (12/11).
Olympiacos flew today (11/11) for St. Petersburg, where tomorrow (12/11, 18.00 CET), will be facing Zenit aiming to win his first Road game for the season with the Euroleague.
He smiles a lot, talks less, while he rarely dismisses his poker face during the game, even while 'executing' his opponents in cold blood. Tyler Dorsey narrates the story of his life through We Are Olympiacos and allows us to get to know him a little bit better…
The coach of Olympiacos, Giorgos Bartzokas determined defense to have been the key to the victory over Monaco.
Olympiacos will be hosting Monaco tomorrow at the SEF (5/11, 20.00 CET) aiming to maintain his home court intact.
Following the game against Fenerbahce, Giorgos Bartzokas contemplated on the incredible atmosphere the ‘reds’ fans created.
Olympiacos wants to remain undefeated in his home court against Fenerbahce (28/10, 20.00 CET), a feat that according to captain Giorgos Printezis is also due to the powerful presence of the ‘reds’ fans.
“Up until now our fans and our home court have helped us very much. We have made a good start. Tomorrow we play the fourth game in six days. Fenerbahce is a very good team, with lots of talent. They are coming from a loss at the last second so they are definitely going to be determined. We need to leave fatigue behind, play a good game and limit the strong facets of our opponent, fast-break being among them”, the veteran forward commented.
Asked if the presence of Pierria Henry and Nando De Colo is going to be the key to the game, he replied: “They are a very talented team with a deep roster. I’m not going to focus on any individual player. I’m only going to say that we need to play as a team on both ends of the court. This is the most important factor so that you are able to beat teams like Fener”.
About what changed this year compared to last season and now that the SEF is once again one of the toughest home courts, he commented: “First of all, the fans are now by our side and give us positive energy. I mean that. Last season it became tiresome for all, players, coaches, playing in front of empty seats. Yesterday it was a game we needed to win. We had given indications in the past that we weren’t being serious. I don’t think that something has changed mentally wise, we are simply a better team, we have better chemistry and we can win these games easier”.
Finally, about the fact that against Alba he got to crush the 3,500 point barrier with the Euroleague, something that only another three players have achieved – Vassilis Spanoulis, Juan Carlos Navarro and Nando De Colo – he said: “It makes no difference to me. It’s good that I have achieved whatever it is that I have achieved with my team. That’s it”.
Olympiacos has left the victory over Alba Berlin behind and has solely focused on tomorrow’s game against Fenerbahce (28/10, 20.00 CET) at the SEF. The goal is to win both games in the double game Euroleague week and to achieve that goal, according to coach Giorgos Bartzokas, the ‘reds’ should play hard defense.
Alba Berlin is a difficult opponent, however, like Michalis Lountzis stressed, an important factor in tomorrow’s game (26/10, 20.00 CET), will be the presence of the ‘reds’ fans.