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Euroleague Final Four press conference quotes (Photos, Video)

Euroleague Final Four Berlin 2009Head coaches of Regal FC Barcelona, CSKA Moscow, Panathinaikos and Olympiacos and a player from each team (Juan Carlos Navarro, Ramunas Siskauskas, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Theodoros Papaloukas) all gathered in the press conference dedicated to the Final Four in Berlin.

Ettore Messina, head coach of CSKA Moscow, said that the Final Four is getting bigger and better every year. He also declared that his team is not thinking about the other semi-final. CSKA is concentrating on their semi-final versus Barcelona. Messina was also pleased with the way that things work in his club. Everyone at the club is giving 100%, accroding to Italian coach.

Ramunas Siskauskas and Ettore Messina

Ramunas Siskauskas and Ettore Messina

Ramunas Siskauskas was of the same opinion as his coach and said that he is not thinking about the final yet. He also declared his delight at being in the Final Four.

Xavier Pascual, head coach of Barcelona, was proud of being at the same stage with the top coaches in Europe. Spanish tactician was determined to leave no doubts about his team's ability to win.

Juan Carlos Navarro and Xavier Pascual

Juan Carlos Navarro and Xavier Pascual

Juan Carlos Navarro was happy to make a return to Europe after one year in NBA.

There are concerns about potential crowd trouble in the semi-final between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos but Zeljko Obradovic hopes that everything will be ok. Serbian coach also asked the fans to behave in semi-final.

Zeljko Obradovic and Sarunas Jasikevicius

Zeljko Obradovic and Sarunas Jasikevicius

Sarunas Jasikevicius who could win fourth Euroleague title with three different clubs tried to explain to the media what does the Greek derby mean. Lithuanian star expected a very tough game against Olympiacos.

Panagiotis Giannakis was happy with the level of European basketball in recent years. According to him, Final Four helped his players understand that patience, strong will and physical game can lead to success.

Ettore Messina, Xavier Pascual, Zeljko Obradovic and Panagiotis Giannakis

Ettore Messina, Xavier Pascual, Zeljko Obradovic and Panagiotis Giannakis

Theo Papaloukas said that he has only one aim in Berlin which is to win Euroleague title.

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Watch the video of the press conference below.
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