Alex Abrines: “I wanted to play with Papanikolaou again”

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Antonis Stroggylakis

20/Jan/16 15:08

He has the best memories from his co-existence with the Greek small forward in Barcelona

By Eurohoops team/

The Spanish player spent the 2013/2014 in Barcelona with Kostas Papanikolaou, but they won’t be teammates again, since the Catalan club decided not to match the offer of Olympiacos.

Alex Abrines talked to Spanish El Mundo Deportivo about the decision of his team and the decision of Papanikolaou.

“I really wanted to play beside Papanikolaou again. He was one of my best friends during his year in Barcelona”, Abrines said, and then he commented on the decision that his club made, showing that he completely understands it. “We already have a roster of 14 players so it is difficult to make changes. Especially since we play well”.

One of the most crucial games that Barcelona has ahead, is the “el clasico” against Real Madrid. Not for Liga Endesa but for the Euroleague Top 16. “It is going to be an important game but not the most important of the season. It is true that if we lose, things will get complicated and there will be a certain pressure to the team” were the words of Alex Abrines.