We will face a team that made it difficult for us last season and except for our last game in Xanthi we were not competitive. It's going to be a different game but we know that Xanthi play with passion and power and they will try to exploit our weaknesses. The result depends on our performance. The most important thing is to do the things we have worked and by sticking to our plan, we will get the result we want. Xanthi had a difficult start in the league but are a considerable opponent. We have a team that can play in many formations. We must look ahead and and forget the past. Platanias made it difficult for us but we managed to score and did not concede a goal.
We should more things offensively but the positive things are more than the bad ones. We work hard every day and we want to become better. The easy thing is to demolish something important. We have to stay united. There are disappointed fans and we understand them. Through our effort we can make them change their mind. We have a long way to go. We don't perform in the speed we want but we will be who we should in the crucial games. We want to find our game. We will improve and have all the abilities to claim the championship. We believe that and we want our fans to believe it too"
About the team leaders: "We have a team based on team effort. Each player has his attributes and a certain role. Sometimes we get blocked bby our opponent and in our bad days we need some of our players more. We should operate as a team. The team is our leader. Team spirit will help us perform better. Some players are not in form and we try to improve them. The team will remain a team. That's the Panathinaikos we want. We won't be afraid of any opponent. We believe in ourselves, in our fans and we will fight to convince them all".