Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv hosted the traditional Euroleague Media Day on Tuesday, two weeks before the season-opener on September 30. The players and the staff were photographed, interviewed, and had some fun at Menora-Mivtachim Arena.
"I am starting my fourth season at Maccabi, and I am very pleased about it," said The yellows coach, Giannis Sfairopoulos. "I emphasize this because sometimes you have something valuable in your pocket, but you forget its value. For me, the value of being the head coach of Maccabi always remained high, and I will do my best to bring glory to our club".
The coach then commented on his approach towards the pre-season in light of the multiple corona infections the team suffered. "We did not start the season as planned, but I do not want to dwell on all the things that happened or look for excuses. We are Maccabi, and we will fight every game like we always do, no matter the circumstances".
Finally, Sfairopoulos sent a message to Maccabi's loyal fans. "I want to thank all the fans who support us, buying season tickets and showing presence at the arena. We want to play in front of them again and absorb the great energies they give us in good and bad moments. We love them and miss them very much".