Sarikopoulos first practice with the team

Zisis Sarikopoulos joined the team's schedule very early in the morning. The 29 year old center arrived a little before 8 a.m. in Thessaloniki and a little while later he went to the PAOK Sports Arena.

There he got to meet with PAOK's coach Kostas Flevarakis and his associates, he was welcomed by the team manager Telis Zournatsidis and he got to practice immediately afterwards.

Sarikopoulos participated a very demanding physical conditioning team session under the supervision of PAOK's trainer Panagiotis Vasileiou.

After the end of his first practice session with PAOK, Zisis Sarikopoulos made the following comments for «Despite having only practiced once with the team, I can say that I like the vibe I'm getting, as well as the contact with the coach and the rest of the players. We all know and realize that the team has been forming rather late in regard to the rest of the teams, but I'm optimistic and if I didn't think that we can achieve what we want, I wouldn't be deciding to come back to Greece for PAOK. We all need to work hard, help the new guys that will be joining, so that they adjust quickly and we can build a team that will be able to face up to the great challenges that we'll be ahead in the upcoming season».

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