Former Panathinaikos defender Schildenfeld claimed that "I wanted to stay at Panathinaikos but they treated me unprofessionally. If they wanted they could have kept me. They talked to my manager but the offer twas too low for me to accept. First they gave less money than I was being paid and then equalised the offer to this years payment. But then they didn't discuss it at all. I was sad to leave but I returned to my kids and I can play in the Champions League with Dinamo Zagreb".
Αbout Anastasiou: "I never had a problem with him. We had some contradictions in the beginning but then everything got alright. That's why I wanted to stay.
About PAOK and Panathinaikos: "The two teams had different philosophies. In Panathinaikos everything were more emotional.We had some tough moments and that binded us together. At PAOK, 5-6 people had power in the team and used to take advantage of it. Everyone brought their own players. There was no plan. If a player in Greece is paid with 1 million euros, he should pass 11 opponents and scory by himself. At Panathinaikos, we had less money and everyone cared more about us. They wanted us to feel good. We had a great time. At PAOK, when you win, everything's good. But when you lose...".
About Panathinaikos elimination: "New players can not settle in immidiately. Especially when these players play in crucial positions. It's not easy to get used to gGreek fans. It took me and Tavlaridis six months to learn eachother. Nobody can give you 100% from the first day. Some players also played in wrong positions. For me, Koutroubis is an amazing talent. When I was on his age, I used to love football. You have to know that it is a job to. When he understands that he has to give the ball away, he will be great.
About Essien: "He is a great player. No doubt. But you can;t give 1.5 millions when you have no money. Especially when the most expensive player you have costs 200.000 euros. Besides, he is 35-years-old. With 1.5 millions you build a team to qualify for the Europa league group stae. Look at Sevilla! He can level the team up but you have to use the young players like Koutroubis and Lagos to prepare your future.
About his payment: "I got paid until last dime. We had some problems but I have no complaints".