The head coach of AEK Athens, Jure Zdovc, said at the press conference:
“Panathinaikos are a team with deep squad, with many experienced and clever players, they punished all our mistakes. I don’t know my team well enough yet, we came close to victory but in the end we were tired and had no the chance to rest some of our players”.
Sasha Djordjevic: “We had problems to retain our confidence after the defeat against Fenerbahce and our defence, especially against talented Mavrokefalidis, kept us in the game. Calathes’ work is to play with such energy, tonight was also excellent in defence against DJ Cooper who dictates the tempo for AEK, our team starts from him”.