"Diamantidis is a huge athlete.I enjoy every training with him. It would be a blessing to fill n his footsteps. I try to build my own path. I don't think that I am the next leader" claimed Pappas.
The 25-year-old guard was asked about Spanoulis and Olympiacos: "Spanoulis has done a lot of things in his career. He knows when he has to retire. There are mny players that can fill his gap and help the Greek national team. I am injured and I won't play againt Olympiacos. I hope we will be the winners in the end. We are Panathinaikos and we alwyas play for the win whether we play at Peace and Frenship Stdium or somewhere else. It's the first match for both teams but we have a very good teeam and we will give our best to advance".
Nikos Pappas laso added: "I admired Bodiroga a lot. For the moment I like... Pappas very much. The most difficult team we played against the last three years was CSKA. We acquired a lot of good players that can help us. We are better than last year. The most memorable moment was the cup win against Olympiacos last season I hope we win a european title".
Nikos Pappas was also asked if he would ever go to Olympiacos: "I think that's from impossible to unlikely to happen. I play with Panathinaikos for three years already and I am very satosfied with the club atmoshpere and the staff".