"Panathinaikos is a great club, everybody in the world knows that, and a big step for my career. I wanted to play for Panathinaikos, which also have the same colors with my first team Saint Etienne, but I never believed that this hour would come, although I have confidence in myself. I was in Panionios for 18 months, I made good appearances and gave my best, I believe that the team will continue improving despite my departure.
I want to show to everybody who is Boumale and help Panathinaikos return on top, playing in Champions League and retain its old strength. I am here only a few days, but it seems to me like I found my family again and I have high motive. I could have stayed in Panionios for six more months, until the end of my contract, but I chose the pressure because it makes you better", said Boumale.