TeoTheGreek13, on 06 September 2011 - 08:51 PM, said:
No, no man, Germany don't stand a chane. In that level, 2 players can't beat teams that are full of great players.
Yes, Lithuania is not as good as I was expecting so far but I think that will play better as the tournament goes on. Fans will help them on this.
*By the way, it's very impressive that the last time a host(of Eurobasket or WC or Olympic tournament) nation won the trophy was back in 1996 in the Olympic Games where the Dream Team II won it easily!
It's true that if we had our best players we would be, in my opinion, the favorites along with Spain!
*I still can't deal with the fact that Diamantidis(to me the best player in europe and definitely the best Greek player) will never play with the national team again.
Ok Theo, you really should show alot more faith in this current Hellas team. This current team is plenty talented. We need to give these kids, that's right 'kids,' a chance to prove themselves. We need to move on. Let's not forget that this team was slapped together in a month and a half, so let's be honest, they've done a fairly decent job.
We need to show a little more faith and belief in these boys, and simultaneously embrace them. They are a quality side on court. They've made a truckload of mistakes during some games granted, but let's not forget they lack that big time tournament experience. Personally, I think we take it one game at the time, step by step and go from there. There's no doubt in my mind, we'll make the quarter-finals. From then onwards it's a different ball game all together, and absolutely anything can happen.
Don't write them off just yet. They are young, energetic, and hungry to win. Koufos is a perfect example of this, with a 'never die attitude. I've been reading many forums, and it seems quite obvious that demeaning and degrading our team, our Hellas, is becoming a common trait. To be honest, I'm sick and tired of this bullshit, especially by the 'Yanks.' I'd like to remind 'ALL' the ' Hellas Haters,' that Hellas is ranked 'NUMBER 4' which is above all teams, in all groups bar Spain. I'd like a little feedback especially from the 'Ellines' in this forum. Cheers!!