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Giannis Antetokounmpo: "I'm not the best player in the world" | Israel today


The Greek star was interviewed before the Eurobasket • "At the moment we are still not ready to win a medal" • On the comparisons to Milwaukee: "I can't play the way I play with Bucks"

In less than a month, the European Championship 2022 will open, which is expected to be especially fascinating in light of the expected arrival of many stars, including three of the best players in the world of basketball today - Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Yanis, who is coming to EuroBasket after a disappointing season in Milwaukee, which ended in the semifinals of the Eastern Conference after a 4:3 loss to Boston, spoke to the Greek media about himself and the Greek team.

When one of the journalists told him he was the best player in the world today, he replied: "I'm not the best player in the world. Don't tell me I am."

The Milwaukee Bucks star was asked about Greece's goals at EuroBasket, but this time Yannis offered a different perspective.

"It's not about what people expect," Yanis said during media day.

"This is what the coach expects and what the team expects. In the other events we went to, we did not qualify for the quarterfinals. At the end of the day, we have to train. At this moment, we are not ready for medals. We have to improve and create realistic goals. This is how I operate. I have to be the best , the team needs to be the best so that we can take the next step, which is to qualify for the quarterfinals," added the star.

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All the Antetokounmpo brothers - Giannis, Thanasis, Kostas and Alex - are present at Greece's training camp, and as you'd expect, that makes the biggest star in the family happy.

"I'm excited and very happy," Yanis shared about his feelings.

"For all of us to train and play together is a dream come true. Our mother is proud. I try to help them as much as I can, but I am not their coach. I tell them what is right and what is wrong, how to learn and improve the team because they are the next generation," Yanis concluded.

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Source: israelhayom

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