Olympiacos players speak on FIBA World Cup qualifiers (english subs)

Olympiacos players speak on FIBA World Cup qualifiers (english subs)
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For sure The schedule has become pretty hectic, so With the new EuroLeague system It has become pretty busy To this, if there was a way to add the FIBA World Cup “windows” I think we would be talking about the wrecking of players. From that point on, I understand the people of each country that want to see their National Team within the season The will have the chance, for example To see the Greek NT play in Patras, Crete, everywhere In Larissa, Lamia, I don’t even know where [The people] will have the chance to see the NT from up close. For the people it’s definitely something good To be able to see the NT, but On the other hand, a solution should be reached, if they want this to happen Because The players aren’t robots It’s not easy for them to go through all of this For us, I think it’s weird to practise with Olympiacos and then two days later play with the NT. Okay, it’s something different. Hopefully it will work out And [hopefully] it will be for the best Sure, it’s a sad situation. Sure, we’d want to play That’s how the regulations are, We are in Olympiacos, we will play for Olympiacos. It’s really a sad and disturbing occurance for European basketball. It’s a pity for such a schism to exist. Sports should work as a means to connect. And unfortunately now we’re to the point of it actually separating. There are two competitions: EuroLeague and FIBA And I believe there isn’t something more sad than players having to make a decision between the two. For us EuroLeauge it’s really difficult. We’ve said that we hope for a solution, because now we’re in the middle. And the rest is just battling each other We’ve said it time and time again, hopefully a solution will be reached. So far it hasn’t. And no one knows what will happen. Being called in the NT is a huge honor And it is something that we all want. We hope that even in the last minute a solution will be reached between FIBA and EuroLeague in order to have the right to participate at the “windows”. From that point on, the priorities are different. Playing for your team is clearly an opportunity, especially around this time of the year, for each player. It’s not the best feeling, but it’s not in our own hands. Our team is our priority in winter From that point on, our willingness to play with the NT leaves us with a bitter tast. But it’s something that can’t be controlled or changed So we stay focused to our plan, which is Olympiacos this season. We are in Olympiacos We play in EuroLeague. If EuroLeague doesn’t stop we can’t say that we’re leaving. That’s why we need a solution. In regards to EuroLeague and FIBA. The issue lays there, not between the teams and the players.

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