I’ve meet Chris when I’ve played in Cyprus. We were playing for the same club. Since then I appreciated his talent and dedication for handball. Now is plays abroad and he accepted to share some thoughts with us 🙂
1.When did you start your sport activity?
It was November ’99 , I was 9 years old.
I was playing football with my friends from neighbourhood close to a sport hall. A young team of SPE Strovolou train inside. I went inside and watched the game for the first time in my life. That was the moment I fell in love with handball. Immediately I asked the coach if I can joy and that was the start of my handball career.
2. You are playing now in France. How easy it was for you to adapt in the new country?
Sure, is very difficult because of the language barrier. I have 2 months here and now I know the basics and I hope soon I will speak fluent French.Also the culture is different than Cyprus and Greece but I have an amazing good relationship with my colleagues and stuff and this helps a lot.
3. What is the greatest moment of your handball career?
My greatest handball moment it was when I won the EHF Challenge Cup in 2012 with my club from Greece.
4. What is your greatest failure and what did you lear from it? Were there moments when you wanted to quit?
It hurts very much when you loose a game in front of 5000 supporters. But you can only look forward to the next victory.
A big disappointment was when in Greece the team had big financial problems and they did not respected my contract. That was the moment I’ve been thinking to quite handball and go back home.
5. What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?
My dream is to play in german league. As a young goalkeeper I know I have the abilities to be a top goalkeeper. I think I passed a big challenge in my life leavening the greek league. Is not easy to find a team what will not judge your value by the handball level of the country you came from.
Montelimar give me the chance to play in France, N1 and we just won the 1st game. I had 18 saves and this good start give me a great feeling about how much I can help the team.
I work everyday to accomplish my dream and to reach the top of my career in a top handball team.
6.Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?
“Keep moving and never look back,
Do what you have to do, for you!”