"I am grateful for playing with Spanoulis. He is one of the biggest players in Europe. Spanoulis never gave up. He always tried to improve me. We experienced happy and sad moments. When someone plays all these years we gets tired. Spanoulis had severe injuries in his knees. The problem will continue to be there. Being in the national team for 18 years is not luck. He deserves it. We knew that he was going to retire. He is tough but sensitive at the same time" Bourousis said.
About his statement after the match with Latvia: "I didn't want to attack the reporters. It's a genera attack. Greek captain Nikos Zisis will explain my statement".
About rumors about his and Zisis retirement: "I and Zisis didn't talk about retirement. They just don't like us. During the season Panathinaikso, Olympiacos , AEK , PAOK fans fight eachother. The bug exists and you have to admit it. When we are the national team we represent everyone".