In an exclusive interview for bwin, national official partner of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Vassilis Spanoulis had a lot to reveal before the big derby against Panathinaikos.
Rarely do we hear from Olympiacos’ captain, but when the time comes, he has lots of important things to say. Spanoulis has experienced the “eternal” derby from both sides and recalls some of the most important moments of the greatest rivalry in Greek sport, before answering some of our questions. It is not possible to remember every game in his career against Panathinaikos, but he can’t forget the buzzer-beater 3-pointer in 2015-16, when Olympiacos was crowned champion.
Is there a secret in the build-up of such an important game? Spanoulis’ pre-match routine does not change, no matter how difficult the following game is. He does not even hesitate to answer to the question if Calathes is better than Diamantidis!
Spanoulis played in the NBA and tries to watch as much games as he can even today. He watches closely Luka Doncic earning wins for Dallas Mavericks, a player who has confessed that Spanoulis was a role model for him, in the early stages of his career. In fact, Spanoulis does not hesitate to put Doncic on an equal footing as the great Drazen Petrovic…
Watch the whole interview: