"We can achieve many things. We lost in Smyrni but we proved that we can play on hih level. That's our target this season. Compete on high level and win the other teams. Against Trabzonspor we played badly. We have to limit our bad days. We reacted well against Ankara and Karsiyaka. We can keep many positive things from the tournament.We must let Darko Balaban settle in. We ought to be confident and keep on working to have a successful season" said Tepic.
The 28-year-old guard referred to PAOK next opponent in the Greek cup,Rethymno BC: "I hope we will reach the level we want on Wednesday and win Rethymno. It's not going to be easy. Every start is difficult. We can play well and advance to the semifinals. We want an important victory to start the seaspn and we will imporve on the way. We have a tough program since we face AEK, Aris and Olympiacos and we have to be ready for them. We may lose. We have to approach the right way of playing against every opponent. The season is long and we should learn eachother better".
In the question about his position on the court, Tepic answered: "I try to adjust my abilities and my advantages to the teams' attributes. It's not in what position I want to play but what the team needs from me. The target is to play in the guards or in the small forward position. I have advantages and disadvantages on which I work".
"The atmosphere at PAOK is very friendly and I feel like home from the very first moment. Everything is exceptional" said Tepic.