The journalist just does his job. He doesn't talk about his job. Of course it becomes publicly known. That is inevitable. But it is not a reason for a journalist to make it a public spectacle. It is not a show. That is the difference comparing to other professions (athletes, artists) that are publicly known. There, it is your business to do your job ad talk about it.
It is my personal rule. It is not necessarily the right one. But it is my rule: do your job and let the others talk about it, make noise about it, for any reason. My job ends when the broadcast ends. When a radio show ends. When I put a full stop on an article. That is when the work for the next broadcast, the next radio show and the next article begins.
What is done is done. I never watch a match I have commentated, I never listen to my radio shows, I do not read an article I have written. I know what I have said, what I have written. If in between there is good or bad impact, it is something that could happen. But it is not something that belongs to me. It is something outside me. I am as strict as I should be, so that I will not allow myself to show any emotions.
You can not judge yourself. So I never refer to my work. It's been explained to me this weekend, from directors and editors, the next thing I writ here or I will say on the radio on Monday morning ... is awaited. I understand. I cashier it over me. I do not intend to contribute, in the "clicks" or in the audience. If I disappoint you, I ask tfor forgiveness and understanding. Already from the first second after an appointment on Friday evening, I move forward. To the next phase.
You look back, you'll get run over in front. I do not look back. I will not gossip, a professional issue of many that I have faced and managed to trail in 33 years. No ... I will not give a press conference, I don't care about taking advantage of opposing anything. I will not judhe myself. Whoever wants to make me the hero, who wants to make me the demon, whoever (somewhere between the two) is indifferent and does not want to make me anything, everything's accepted. Everything is so necessary for the balance of nature to occur. The balance of an ecosystem.
Small brackets. One of the things that make me trully laugh is when I hear people exposed to publicity, to clarify ... "accept criticism, provided it is in good faith." I laugh because the exact translation is as follows. I accept your saying that I'm the best, but when you say that I am the worst, it's not good. The parenthesis closes with the statement that I also accept, with good faith and bad faith ... the crisis.
The OTE TV was a circle as everyone. Once opened, once closed. If something is "not ending" is that sports journalism is supported by amazing journalists. The only thing I said to Tsamaz, the one and only time we spoke all these years at an event in Kifissia was this. What gave me joy to be teammate of these journalists.
I wanted him to know. I would like you to know too ...