AEK returned to Super League and along came the derbys against Olympiakos. Sakis Tsiolis spoke to SDNA and believes that Trainos Dellas and his players will appear to “Karaiskakis” having in mind last year’s game for the Cup.
“AEK players will be pressing a lot and stick on the game tactics. They have capable players to keep the ball, like Vargas, Platellas and Barbosa. I believe that they will push up and keep the pressing in every area”.
“There aren’t any weaknesses to be found about Olympiakos’ game. They are defending well, which was obvious against PAOK and Arsenal. They didn’t commit to many fouls and defended well. They appear to be a very tight team. Being the favorites doesn’t seem to create any additional stress. They built a background and they know how to manage games like that. It is proven throughout the years”.
In case that Olympiakos will get an easy Victory tonight it will send messages of them being the strong favorite for the title. If AEK get the win though the race for the title will be game on…”.
“Both managers are young and they possess great talent. Marko Silva coaching Olympiakos in the Champions League was something unprecedented for him. On the other side Traianos Dellas knows his team well.
Tsiolis stated that this game is a massive chance for the youngsters Fortounis, Tzanetopoulos, Mantalos and Aravidis to prove that they deserve the call for the New National Team.