"I was very pressed the last term. I don't know what I'll do in the future. I need to rest physically and mentally. I played every summer with the national tema but now it's time to rest" said Salingidis.
About PAOK: "The manager didn't count on me. He told me that. I respect his decision. We should not be disappointed. I am relaxed now. I needed to rest. I had two offers though. If I am to continue to play, the conditions should be ideal. When youo are close to retirement, there are conditions that annoy you. I am used to some things".
About PAOK fans: "I want to be honest. When I was younger, I was more emotional and this is not good in Greece. I may have provoked some fans. And this was a tense to swear me. There are fans that still love me. We should look the positive aspect".
About his career: "I love footbal very much. God ςασ ungrudging to me. Money was not in my criteria. I prefer to do things I want to and not spent time with things I could do".
About the Greek National Team: "It's not one thing. I am optimistic and I think that they will be present in the Mundial. Everybody is to blame for the situation today. The Association have organization problems. We have to prove that we love our country. If we change our way of thinking we will manage it. We have good p[layers.
About Panathinaikos: "Panathinaikos fans loved me. They respected me, they applauded me and had an honest relationship with them. PAOK fans respected me too. If something bad happens, this will be a top seller. People love to hear bad news. There are fans that hate me. At Panathinaikos they appreciated me. At PAOK I felt the passion.