Maccabi Tel Aviv Head Coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos spoke at the club’s annual media day as they now embark on preparations for the 2021/22 season a but later than they had wanted to due to a bout with COVID-19 among the players and staff.
“I am starting my fourth season at Maccabi, and I am very pleased about it. 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.”
“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.”
Sfairopoulos also addressed the supporters who will return to Yad Eliyahu in just two weeks to open up the new Euroleague campaign, “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.”