Papapetrou on moving to PAO, Spanoulis and Printezis reactions

2018-11-09T10:20:13+00:00 2018-11-09T14:27:41+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

09/Nov/18 10:20

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and Olympiacos Piraeus game tonight is very special for Ioannis Papapetrou.

By John Askounis/

EuroLeague latest “Focus on” video is about Ioannis Papapetrou and his first game against Olympiacos after deciding to join Panathinaikos. The 24-year-old forward stirred discussions his way moving from the “reds” to the “greens” last summer, but now feels comfortable enough as a player of the arch-rivals of his previous team.

On tonight’s game for Round 6 of EuroLeague regular season he stressed: “It’s going to be a tough game for sure, but the most important out of all this is to win the game”.

On his decision to move from Olympiacos to Panathinaikos: “I was trying to think what’s best for me and my family. I’m happy I made this decision. About what my dad did here and how much the fans love my dad, I want to separate myself and gain the same respect”.

He also said: “I don’t think I made a mistake going to Olympiacos. Right now I made this change and I feel very familiar here”.

His former teammate, Vassilis Spanoulis, knows about leaving one of the top Greek teams for another: “Every player makes his decisions and lives with it. When you make your decision, you have to be sure of your decision”.

On his part, Georgios Printezis said: “It’s very difficult to move from one club to the other. I believe we talked a lot about Papapetrou. He made his decision and I can’t know if it’s good or not for him”.

Watch the “Focus on” video, per EuroLeague: