De Souza: “Grateful for the opportunity Aris is giving me”


Very happy to compete in the Mars stated the Silvio De Souza. The Angolan center, who arrived yesterday (10/9) in Thessaloniki for the “yellow and black” and watched the second half of the friendly match they played, in Alexandrio, against CSKA Sofia.

I am grateful and excited for the opportunity given to me to be in Aris and Thessaloniki. The difference I notice in Greece and Thessaloniki, in relation to the French championship where I played last year (including with Roan), is the fans and the atmosphere they create in the stadium. Even though it was a friendly game tonight, it’s crazy the atmosphere there was and how loudly and passionately the crowd supported the team. I am very happy to be here and grateful for my second year as a professional basketball player“, he emphasized.

Asked why he chose to join Aris, he replied: “Ares is a very good team. In my life I love and am not afraid of risks. From the first moment, with my agreement with Aris, I said that I want to be the leader of the team. I was impressed by the history of Aris and the championships the team has, that’s why I chose to be here this year».

As for his racing profile? “I am a team player, I play for everyone and I give everything for my teammates and team. I am very happy that coach Kastritis chose me and I will do everything to do him justice».

Giannis Kastritis also made statements after the match against the Bulgarians. Ari’s technician, among other things, said: “The friendly games, this season, are for putting into practice what we work on every day in training. They are important because we “build” the team, with them we see our weaknesses and improve. We had absences today, we thank the people who came to the stadium. The worst part of the game was Bates’ injury (anterior shoulder dislocation). It doesn’t seem to be something simple… If it’s something bad, it’s bad first for him and then for us. Let’s wait for the results of the tests he will take tomorrow. If we need to do something with the administration, we will. Harrell dived for the ball (4th quarter), maybe concussed».

Source: Sport Fm

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