Printezis for three years
Olympiacos BC announces the renewal of co-operation with Giorgos Printezis. The 27year old forward is going to be wearing the “red” shirt for the next three years.
«For us long my legs can carry me…»
Immediately after signing his new contract, Giorgos Printezis spoke exclusively for Olympiacosbc.gr: “It has been a tough and also easy summer. Tough in a sense that I had to make an important decision for me at the age that I am right now, but on the other hand, an easy one compared to last summer when I was beginning from scratch. I like to appreciate things and keep my feet on the ground, I think I made the best decision staying with the team that has believed in me and especially after the Presidents showed me just how much they wanted me. For the first time in my life I felt so much pressure from the fans and from the people close to me to stay with Olympiacos and this certainly played a role into making this decision. I wanted it though very much and I hope to live moments like last year’s again”, the 27 year old forward commented and went on: “Before I left for Malaga I had said that I wanted to stay with Olympiacos until I was 40. But then I left. I always watch what kind of statements I make and I always know what it is I’m saying. It was true then and it is true now, regardless of the fact that I had decided to leave at the time. It was a conscious decision which I don’t regret. But now I’m here with the rest of the guys and we want to try for the hardest part which is staying at the top. Quietly and with humility, just like last season”.
“Print” also spoke about another important factor that led him to remain a “red”: “It was very important for me that we are going to be the same team and the same team mates. We were all a big company this past year. I owe much to coach Ivkovic, but coach Bartzokas that has come to be with us has helped me very much and has been a major factor of me being here”.
As for an epilogue? “I hope and wish to be a part of this team for as long my legs can carry me”.