Sloukas: “Thank you Angelopoulos and Bartzokas for the discredit – They opened a door for me, I feel completely justified”!

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Sloukas: “Thank you Angelopoulos and Bartzokas for the discredit – They opened a door for me, I feel completely justified”!

Terrible words from him Kostas Sloukas at the press conference after win of Panathinaikos over Olympiakos and winning the championship!

The leader of the “clover” appeared with the mug at the press conferencehe himself asked to speak and fired at the Angelopoulos brothers and Giorgos Bartzokasspeaking of arrogance, disrespect and disrespectwhile he emphasized: “Panathinaikos’ proposal has existed for 10 years. Out of respect for Olympiakos, I didn’t listen to him. I did and I feel fully justified, I thank God for enlightening me to do so. The moments I lived will forever be engraved in me. A big thank you to the president, the coach, the people. It was the most magical year, historically»!

What Costas Sloukas said in detail at the press conference:

I asked to be at the press conference. The whole year I was spoiled. Heavy words were said, I don’t like to talk off the field, but on the field as you saw today. I want to thank from the bottom of my heart for the arrogance, disrespect and disrespect shown to me by Messrs. Angelopoulos and Mr. Bartzokas. They opened a door for me and I came to a group where everyone believed in me. They supported me in difficult times and I am very moved, because this year I experienced moments that I had not even dreamed of. People embraced me from the first moment, for me it is the biggest justification. I had a hard time all year, I tried not to answer. Panathinaikos’ proposal has existed for 10 years. Out of respect for Olympiakos, I didn’t listen to him. I did too I feel completely vindicated, I thank God for enlightening me to do so. The moments I lived will forever be engraved in me. A big thank you to the president, the coach, the people. It was the most magical year, historically. A huge thank you to the entire organization».

Asked if it was the best season of his career and if he was affected by the whole atmosphere, he replied:The year was one of the most successful, if not the most successful for me. The way the championship and the Euroleague came it even brings it to the fore. Coach, you saw what he managed to do. He is ambitious and motivated, just like me. There was the talent of the players, everyone gave their soul. I chose all this time not to speak, too much was heard, inaccuracies, I even heard about my upbringing. I chose not to speak, I spoke on the field. I’m proud of the historic season and time to rest. I’m not affected by these, I don’t listen to reviews or what everyone has to say. I care about the opinion of the coach, few people and my family. I work with my head down. I didn’t start well, everything was new, but we finished perfectly».

For Ataman, he said:The coach is the man who has done it before with Efes. He has confidence. He said it since the beginning of the season, get tickets to the Final 4 and no one believed him. But he chose the best pieces, the right players. On Monday morning, at 0-2, he told us “on Friday night we will be champions” and you can see that he succeeded».

As for whether it was his destiny to come to Panathinaikos, he said:I believe in fate and destiny. I work daily and humbly, I believe in work, you build daily, as a team and individually. The coach brought out my best basketball self. I’m a confident player, but the little stone the coach gave me brought out the best in me. I believe in myself, but to score 30 points in the final with Olympiakos or to score 25 in the Euroleague final… Not even in my wildest dreams. But if it wasn’t for everything that all the players gave, the result wouldn’t have come. The people of Panathinaikos deserve what we achieved because they were thirsty».

Asked about the behavior of his former teammates towards him, he replied:I am concerned and saddened, especially for players who will probably be together in the National Team. I do not morally attack my teammates in the national team, mainly Greeks. I don’t compete with Kenan. There were also statements from other players earlier… I don’t want to name names. I have a lot of messages on my phone… I am an easy target for Olympiakos. I have never challenged anyone, I am clean, on the field I do not challenge, but when someone challenges me I will respond. National team for me is not just a decision or a love. I was in the National team from the age of 11 in the ranks with joy. You understand what National team means to me. It is sad what has happened in the finals. My disappointment is very great. I don’t care to hear an apology. I am who I am, I am pure. Whoever has chosen something else, I don’t care. You know my ethos, how I work, without talking».

And he closed, saying:I want to dedicate this historic year to a Panathinaikos soldier, Paris Dermanis. These are very difficult times for all of us. The promise we have made is that we will support his wife and their newborn child. Also, I want to dedicate the championship to my son, who was born 4-5 days ago».

Source: Sport Fm

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