Giannis had weight training, expected to practice tomorrow

2022-09-09T23:24:04+00:00 2022-09-09T23:24:04+00:00.

Aris Barkas

09/Sep/22 23:24

Giannis Antetokounmpo expected to play without any issues on Sunday

By Eurohoops team/

The Greek national team arrived in the afternoon in Berlin for the Eurobasket 2022 Round of 16 and had only an optional practice.

Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t participate but had weight training and he is expected to be part of the team’s regular practice tomorrow, despite his light ankle injury on Thursday night.

This was confirmed by the Greek national team assistant coach Sotiris Manolopoulos while speaking on the Greek national television.

As he said: “We decided to do just an optional training session. We left it up to the players to come and make some shots. Giannis did his own training at the hotel and tomorrow will practice without any issues. He is healthy”. 

Speaking about the first knockout game of Greece, against the Czech Republic, Manolopoulos added: “We expect Tomas Satoransky to be at 100%, he also played against Israel and was good. We faced them last year in Canada for the Olympic qualifiers, but we are completely different now. They are a very good team, with the same coach for many years and we expect a solid game. Most of our players are different from last year. It’s a completely different game, we can’t compare it”.

Playing without many key players, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greece faced last year the Czech Republic in the final of one of the four Olympic qualifiers and lost.