“We have to deal with this reality and accept the unfortunate circumstances,” coach Andrea Trincheri said before the Euroleague mission. Bayern’s last game was on March 8, after which the virus spread. After canceling the matches, various free tests and the end of the quarantine, we headed to Greece on Monday “a journey into the unknown”, as the club announced.
“We’ve been in a bit of an emergency all season, and the current stage is no exception,” Trenchery said. “We’re just getting back on the field now, where we’ve always struggled in the past. I don’t remember a good game at Oaka Hall.” So far, the Munich team has never won Panathinaikos in four attempts. However, the Italian Trencheri is sure that his team “will now leave everything on the field”.
No time for excuses
Due to the numerous cancellations, Bayern Munich has a tight program ahead in the coming weeks. Panathinaikos scored a 7:20 victory, while Bayern (12:13) had a much better record. “It’s a very important game for us because, as everyone knows, we have big problems with COVID and we haven’t been able to train at all. So a lot of players are in bad shape or not really resilient, but now striker Vladimir Lucic said ‘no time for excuses’.”