Marko Guduric: “I watched Papanikolaou and Sloukas win the EuroLeague, details will determine the series”

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Antonis Stroggylakis

29/Apr/23 18:00

Fenerbahce Beko’s Marko Guduric talked to Eurohoops after the win in Piraeus and explained why Olympiacos’ experience makes things complicated

By Eurohoops team /

Fenerbahce Beko tied the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoff series with Olympiacos after a win in Game 2 in Piraeus, and Marko Guduric spoke to Eurohoops and Antonis Stroggylakis about everything that happened on the court and what he expects for the rest of the series.

However, he started by praising teammate Carsen Edwards.

The US player improved drastically compared to the first match, much like Tyler Dorsey, and was a key piece of Dimitris Itoudis’ winning puzzle in the second one, finishing with 16 points.

We have to give credit to Carsen. Basically, he didn’t play in Game 1. But he stayed ready, and he brought us back to the game. We kept our composure, and that was very important. In Game 1, we lost our focus for some minutes, which was enough. Today we were locked in. They were up by 16, and then they scored some tough shots. Then Carsen brought us back. And then it’s very different,” Guduric said to Eurohoops, “That’s it basically. We did what we wanted. To bring the game to the last minute, to be there and to win it“.

A road win in SEF is a rare occurrence and Guduric enjoyed the moment.

I don’t know how many games they lost here. Two? Three? Not many, for sure. It’s crazy. It was a real playoff game. With a lot of contacts, many fouls, and tough shots. Rebounds. Both teams competed at a high level. We just made one more shot tonight. We were just a little bit better. But it’s going to be the same in Istanbul. Small things are going to decide the series.

Still for the next games, Fenerbahce‘s guard and Serbian national team player pointed out experience as the big strength of the Olympiacos‘s team.

It’s the team with probably the most experience. They have names like Papanikolaou, Sloukas. When I was a kid, they won the EuroLeague in Istanbul, and I watched as a fan. They have a lot of experience, and we know they will be ready. We just have to come out and give our best. Hopefully, we’ll have a full gym,” Guduric concluded.