"Every time a team trust you a with a role, you have to serve it in the best way. Maybe now it's my time to be the leader. I will fight to vindicate the club. The fact that we compete in the Eurocup and not in the Euroleague did not affect my decision. You can see that AEK build something big and that's my reasonable choice. Patience is needed by everyone in order for the team to return where they belong. We start the season with 2-3 tough games and some important players are out. But it's not a justification. That's basketball, that's life. You have to fight under any conditions" said Mavrokefalidis.
About this season's targets: "Our target is to win the game no matter who is absent. Aris are very reinforced this season. The target does not change this season. In every tournament we want to go far. We will see what we can do step by step. There is a big differnce between Panathinaikos, Olympiacos and the other teams. But with patience everything is possible. Difficults moments will come but we should be able to handle them. We should not be disappointed or too much excited. Balance should govern our feelings.
About Panathinaikos: "Panathinaikos never offered me a deal. I knew from the management that they wanted me. My performance in the play-offs don't matter. We lost to Olympiacos in the Finals 3-0. Maybe the coach didn't want me".