"It's something different. Like being back to scholl. It was a challenge for me. I have the responsibility for the sports department of Ziridis Schools. Public schools don't have gymnasts to train and gymnast are not well paid. We can't speak about Sports. Greek Football does not produce players any more. There are no training centres and only Karaiskakis Stadium has been built" said Zikos.
About AEK academies, the 41-year-old retired midfielder said: "We tried for two years to set the base. Situtation was tragic before the new management. We didn't only want for the kids to play but to stand as well. It was never cmpleted.
Zikos was asked about the Greek championship: "I watch AEK. I haven't seen many games because of lack of time. There's nothing new in the league. Olympiacos are superior and we wait when they win the league typically. Nobody cares about quality. Players thank the fans. Abroad it's the opposite. Players can not change a pass with eachother. That should stop".