Pedoulakis: "We should have the killer instinct of a boxer"

The head coach of Panathinaikos OPAP, Argyris Pedoulakis stated after the end of the game against Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade:

"In the first half, we were stressed and trying to finish off the game with one pass. We were rushing at times and that’s something we want to change. After the second quarter, we were more aggressive on defense and started balancing off the rebounds, and in the third quarter, everyone can see that Nick [Calathes] did a good job. We should have the killer instinct of a boxer – when somebody is on the ropes you have to knock him out. But that’s logical at this time of the season, we haven’t been together for long and it’s something we have to work on."

"[Jimmer] Fredette was very important as a creator on the floor, he created the whole game, and [Georgios] Papagiannis with his defense helped us. It was a difficult game, the opening game of the season, we weren’t where we wanted to be in the first half, but in the second half we were better and I think we deserved to win."