In his first interview since EuroBasket 2015, Greece star Vassilis Spanoulis has ruled out any possibility of reconsidering his decision to retire from national team duty and explained the reason behind it.
"We have endured a lot but maybe at the end when you suffer for something you enjoy it double, I think the whole of Spain played this game with us, the whole of Spain has tasted this victory. In a tournament you live in a sort of a bubble but we have realised that people got hooked on basketball once again."
"Congratulations to Spain, they were better today. If somebody told us before the tournament that we would finish second we would sign it, but of course when you go through such a long, hard way to reach here, it makes us so sad to have lost."